Special Lemonade


'This refreshing beverage is a little different from your run-of-the-mill lemonade,' writes Erin Schneider, St. Peters, Missouri. 'The recipe comes from a charming tearoom in a historic home that my mother and I enjoy visiting.'

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 medium lemons

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • 2 cups milk

  • 3 cups club soda, chilled

  • 2 drops yellow food coloring

  • 1 pinch Additional sugar


  1. Remove ends from lemons and discard. Remove lemon peel with a knife; set aside. Quarter lemons; squeeze juice into a bowl. Remove and discard white membrane. Place the peel and pulp in a blender or food processor; cover and process until coarsely chopped. Add peel mixture and sugar to lemon juice; mix well. Let stand for 30 minutes.

  2. Stir in milk. Strain lemon mixture; add club soda and food coloring if desired. Serve immediately in sugar-rimmed glasses if desired.