This old recipe for spiced lemonade is really delicious and refreshing. The spices really punch up the flavor and take it to the next level. To serve, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of the concentrate into the bottom of a cup, add crushed ice, and mix with water, club soda, or ginger ale.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, and lemon zest in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until just boiling, about 5 minutes.

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  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until reduced to a thick syrup, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Stir lemon juice into the syrup; bring to a boil and cook 1 to 2 minutes more; strain into a bowl and refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 0.1g; sodium 2.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
I made this according to recipe. I was the only one who liked the spices the rest of the family didn't care for it. That is not a reflection of the recipe just personal preferance. That said this makes a lovely lemonade concentrate that is excellent in sparkling water. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
I made this according to recipe. I was the only one who liked the spices the rest of the family didn't care for it. That is not a reflection of the recipe just personal preferance. That said this makes a lovely lemonade concentrate that is excellent in sparkling water. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2013
I cooked the sugar-water-spice mixture for nearly 30 minutes and it never did reach what I would consider a thick syrup stage. Cooking as long it did I expected the spice flavor to be completely infused into the liquid but the end result is a very subtle spiciness. I used the 4 lemons called for but it took 4 Tbsp of the concentrate to really get a lemonade flavor so I'll get fewer servings. I do like having a small bottle of the concentrate in the fridge rather than a large pitcher of lemonade taking up valuable space. Read More
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