- 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.
Reviews forSparkling Lemonade
"This recipe is absolute liquid sugar. I have no idea how this is even called lemonade or how it has 5 stars. I took a sip and I actually had to spit it out because the amount of sugar triggered my gag reflex. I added 5 more CUPS of water and another 1/2 cup of lemon juice which made it great with lots of ice. If I could give this recipe zero stars, I would."
"OMG this is sooo good!! You gotta try it -- with real sugar! You might want to make a double or triple batch because this recipe only makes 2 cups -- not nearly enough to last a day, and my kids and I drink a lot of lemonade during the summer!"
"This is a very good tasting lemonade. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it is extremely sweet. I love sweets, but the amount of sugar in this recipe is too much. As it is, might work well if using limes (limeade). For lemons I would cut the sugar to 1/2 cup, everything else is fine. Make double and triple batches, I gulped this recipe in only a few minutes; so refreshing!"
"Loved this!!I have to make a huge batch though, 2 servings isnt enough. And people 3/4 sugar when using real lemons is not extreme."
"Use Splenda, Aspartame, stevia, or saccharine?"
"Sounds really good; but Oh my goodness - over 300 calories in one glass?"
"good and very tangy but only made 1 large glass :("
"How much lemon juice? I use the large lemons that I have in TX."
"My husband and I use 5 cups of water 1 cup of fresh lemon juice and either 1 cup of sugar or splenda. We bring the splenda down to 3/4 cup. My husband likes it tarter.linmatte, Winter Haven, FL"
"Can you use water instead of Club Soda? I just cannot stand the taste of Club Soda."