Hot Buttered Lemonade
Since my husband had fond childhood memories of this winter warmer-upper, I simmered up a batch. It's delicious, simple to prepare for drop-in guests and sets a soothing holiday mood.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
Makes4 servings (about 1 cup each)
- 3 cups water
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 cinnamon sticks (4 inches), optional
- In a saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the water, lemon juice, sugar and lemon zest until sugar is dissolved. Pour into mugs; dot each with butter. Serve with a cinnamon stick if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 166 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Hot Buttered Lemonade in Country Woman Christmas 1997