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Hard Lemonade

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"A lemony syrup made by boiling lemon zest with lemon and sugar is the base for this delicious and refreshing hard lemonade with vodka."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 291 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Zest 1 lemon into large pieces using a knife. Place lemon zest in a saucepan; top with 1 cup water and sugar. Bring lemon zest mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and liquid is syrupy, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool; remove and discard lemon zest.
  2. Stir lemon juice and vodka together in a pitcher; pour in lemon syrup. Stir in enough water to fill the pitcher.
  3. Fill glasses with ice; pour hard lemonade into each glass. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 291 calories; 0.4 g fat; 47.4 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 11 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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A little work.......BUT ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. This is outstanding.

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I think that a cup of sugar is too much. Next time, I will put less then 3/4 cups in and add more lemon. It needs to be more sour. Too much sugar is not refreshing for a hot day.

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A little work.......BUT ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. This is outstanding.

I will never buy commercial hard lemonade again because it seems tasteless in comparison! I added more fresh lemon juice: bringing it to a cup. The recipe calls for the juice of 6 lemons, which ...

My husband and I love this. Very sweet and yummy. Totally worth the work. I am not sure why the other reviewer's was so sour. I wonder if her lemons were supersized or she used a smaller pitcher...

I think that a cup of sugar is too much. Next time, I will put less then 3/4 cups in and add more lemon. It needs to be more sour. Too much sugar is not refreshing for a hot day.

Yum! Made it with raspberry vodka because that’s what I had on hand. Really sweet which is how my guy likes it but could cut back on sugar or add more lemon if you like it with a little more bit...

I don't know why, but this turned out CRAZY sour for me. I made the syrup exactly as stated, but the drink was still very sour (despite mixing well). I still enjoyed it, but it was a little too ...