Spiked Lemonade Recipe

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Spiked Lemonade Recipe
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Spiked Lemonade Recipe

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Rum gives a tropical addition to this fabulous homemade lemonade. For a variation, substitute vodka for the rum.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 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).
Originally published as Spiked Lemonade in The Taste of Home Cookbook

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 296 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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).
Originally published as Spiked Lemonade in The Taste of Home Cookbook

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Schunka21 User ID: 4336465 68772
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"Add Dragon Berry Strawberry Rum and Some fresh Basil. It is sooooo good. best drink ever."

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Lusilly User ID: 6001542 96444
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"OMG! This was awesome on a hot, humid day! Very easy to make...you may want to use a little less sugar, as this is really sweet, but REALLY good, too!"

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Lusilly User ID: 6001542 166693
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"OMG! This was awesome on a hot, humid day! Very easy to make...you may want to use a little less sugar, as this is really sweet, but REALLY good, too!"

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