Creatively Transforming Food

Lemonade Syrup

Lemonade Syrup creates a glass of fresh lemonade whenever the desire to quench your thirst arises on a sultry day. It’s a great accompaniment to an extended reading session on the porch. Just imagine, you, a spellbinding book and a glass of refreshing lemonade while the birds are chirping in the woods surrounding your peaceful place.

This requires minimum effort on your part and so worth your time to make with the summer smiles of satisfaction to grace your presence with just one sip! Place the zest of 2 lemons along with sugar and water in a small saucepan. I use a microplane grater for a fine zest.  Boil for 5 minutes.

Allow it to cool and whisk in the juice from 6 lemons.

Add  about 3 tablespoons of syrup to a glass of ice with about 1 cup of ice . Fill with either water or sparking water. Adjust taste to your liking. This may depend on how much water you added. In this example, it was about 1 cup of cold water.

 

Once the water is added, stir briskly and sip for infinite pleasure while enjoying some summer reading.

For an extra flavorful diversion, add a tablespoon of Strawberry Syrup . Bam! Strawberry Lemonade! Your straw will suck up tasty strawberry bits. I believe this rivals one served locally.

This syrup should make enough for 16 glasses if using the 3  tablespoon suggestion Now, go get that book and relax before the kids need something. Lemonade, take me away!!

Lemonade Syrup

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Serves: 3 cups

Ingredients
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • 6 lemons, juiced
Instructions
  1. Boil sugar, water and zest of 2 lemons for 5 minutes.
  2. Cool and add juice from 6 lemons; whisk to blend.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of syrup (or more to taste) to a glass with about 1 cup of ice.
  4. Add approximately 1 cup of cold water or sparking water.
  5. Adjust flavor if desired.
  6. Refrigerate unused syrup in sealed container.

 


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