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September 17, 2010

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Filed under: recipes — Tags: , , — dmacc502 @ 3:58 pm

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

6 cups water, divided
Zest of one lemon
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 – 10 lemons)
Lemon slices, optional

In saucepan, bring two cups water, lemon zest, and sugar to boil. Boil five minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into large pitcher. Add four cups cold water and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Chill in refrigerator two hours. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Honey Lemonade

½ cup water
1 ½ cup fresh lemon juice (about 5 – 7 lemons)
2/3 cup honey
Zest of one lemon
6 cups water
Lemon slices, optional

In saucepan, heat ½ cup water, lemon juice, honey, and lemon zest. Keeping mixture just under a boil, stir constantly until honey is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Add 6 cups of water and refrigerate 3 hours until chilled. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Ginger Lemonade

6 cups water, divided
3 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 – 10 lemons)

In saucepan, bring two cups water, ginger root, and sugar to boil. Boil five minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, cover pan, and let steep fifteen minutes. Strain mixture. Add to large pitcher with remaining four cups water. Refrigerate two hours or until chilled.

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