"This is a refreshing summer drink to enjoy on those lazy dog days of summer," reports Kathy Kittell from her home in Lenexa, Kansas. With the simple syrup in the fridge, it's a breeze to stir up this thirst-quenching beverage by the glass or pitcher.
Fresh Lemonade Syrup Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a 1-1/2-qt. heat-proof container, dissolve sugar in boiling water. Cool. Add lemon juice and zest; mix well. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Yield: 5-1/2 cups syrup (number of batches varies depending on concentration of lemonade).
For 1 serving, combine 1/4 to 1/3 cup syrup and 3/4 cup cold water in a glass; stir well. For 16 servings, combine 5-1/2 cups syrup and 10 cups cold water in a 2-qt. pitcher; stir well.