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Spiked Lemonade

 Spiked Lemonade
Rum gives a tropical addition to this fabulous homemade lemonade. For a variation, substitute vodka for the rum.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-3/4 cups lemon juice
  • 1 cup light rum or vodka
  • 6 to 8 cups ice cubes
  • GARNISH:
  • Lemon slices

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 cup water and lemon peel.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4
  • minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and remaining
  • water. Pour into a 2-qt. pitcher; refrigerate until chilled.
  • Stir in rum. For each serving, place 3/4 to 1 cup ice in a Collins or
  • highball glass. Pour lemonade mixture into glass. Garnish with lemon
  • slices as desired. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 296 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.