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Fresh Lemonade Syrup Recipe

Fresh Lemonade Syrup Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups lemon juice (about 16 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoon grated lemon peel


  • 1. In a 1-1/2-qt. heat-proof container, dissolve sugar in boiling water. Cool. Add lemon juice and peel; 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).
  • 2. To prepare lemonade: For 1 serving, combine 1/4 to 1/3 cup syrup and 3/4 cup cold water in a glass; stir well. For 8 servings, combine 2-2/3 cups syrup and 5 cups cold water in a 2-qt. pitcher; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 126 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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Cornwall User ID: 1529365 25011
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"Excellent, easy to make recipe. Just the right tartness to make a refreshing lemonade drink."

Cornwall User ID: 1529365 26918
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"I love lemonade that is slightly tart and this is excellent and so easy to make. I used the last of mine up to 2 weeks and it was still delicious."

grammy4him User ID: 470257 50074
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"We winter in Gilbert and the kids have a lemon tree. This recipe is excellant. I mix up a big batch and put 2-2/3 to 3 cups syrup in freezer bags so I have a quick mix when company stops by. Just made a fresh batch tonight so thought I would leave the comment. I finally wrote this recipe in my book so I wouldn't have to keep coming back to look it up! definately a favorite!"

kmddutz User ID: 1755475 20661
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"I recently made this lemonade for my daughter's baby shower and it was a hit. The day was extremely hot and this is a refreshing drink. I even made it a bit early and froze it with good results. To serve, I used a punch bowl and had made an ice ring with lemon rind roses and blueberries (It's a boy!) as well as ice cubes with small lemon slices to keep from diluting it."

karenw User ID: 14063 71420
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"Can you freeze the syrup to use later? The recipe doesn't say. That's a lot of syrup to use in one week!"

redheadedmess User ID: 1048135 29709
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"I have used this recipe for about 4 years now adn it is AWESOME!!!"

harborrose User ID: 2076638 75597
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2009

"I am alway on the lookout for big batch punches to use for association potlucks. This looks good for the 4th's gathering this year! Thanks"

Cheryl Ann McKnight User ID: 2893267 70308
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"I adore fresh lemonaide and this one sounds like a winner to me ! Thank you ever so much for posting it !"

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