Who doesn't love chilled lemonade on a hot summer day? Made with club soda, this version is slightly bubbly and bursting with citrus flavor. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon peel strips (about 1-1/2 lemons)
- 3/4 cup lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
- 1 cup club soda, chilled
- In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool slightly.
- Transfer to a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Discard lemon strips. Stir in club soda. Serve over ice. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Homemade Lemonade in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p14
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