This is a very refreshing drink!

Jo
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.

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  • Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 mg sodium. 38.2 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
My daughters and I made this and it was awesome. Instead of boiling the water and sugar mixture on the stove I put it in the microwave for 1min. when done I added some ice to cool it down so it did not take long to make at all. Very refreshing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
This was good but a little heavy on the sugar - it was almost sickeningly sweet. Read More
(82)
2820 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2322
  • 4 star values: 382
  • 3 star values: 75
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
My daughters and I made this and it was awesome. Instead of boiling the water and sugar mixture on the stove I put it in the microwave for 1min. when done I added some ice to cool it down so it did not take long to make at all. Very refreshing. Read More
(2475)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This one's a keeper. Yes, it is labor intensive. Hey, you might even build up your triceps with all that lemon twisting action - but, if you have the time, the effort is well worth it. This recipe IS quite sweet, so if your tastes preference runs closer to tart, go easy on the sugar. I needed six or seven lemons to make 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
YUM! This was so good! And it did not take 4 hours to make, even though I squeezed all the lemons by hand since I didn't have a juicer. The trick is to soak the lemons in hot water for 10 mins and roll each lemon on the counter before you cut and squeeze. I only used 1 1/4 C of sugar and added a little more water. Very good recipe! Thanks Jo! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
I live in Venezuela, where lemons are virtually nonexistent, so I decided to adapt this recipe to make "limeade", with very pleasant results. I used 10 limes to make 1 1/2 cups of juice, added the juice to the syrup mix after it had cooled just slightly, immediately transferred the mixture to a one-gallon pitcher, and topped it off with cold water. The whole procedure took less than ten minutes, and made a very nice alternative to the usual lemonade. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Truly the best lemonade. I added a pint of smashed strawberries to make a wonderful strawberry lemonade! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Very, very good lemonade Jo. I actually made a cherry limeade by using half limes and adding cherry juice at the end. My 4 year old loved it. Highly recommended. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This was wonderful! I served it at a Mother's Day barbeque, and everyone loved it. Since it was served in a large clear container, I floated two lemons sliced into rounds, and also half a bunch of fresh mint leaves. Very pretty, and the mint added a nice touch of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2007
This was the first time I made lemonade with the simple syrup and I really think it was worth the extra step as it eliminates having to stir forever to make sure the sugar is dissolved. Degree of sweetness is a matter of individual taste and preference but 1-1/4 cups of sugar was just right for my tastebuds. Will make lemonade with this simple syrup recipe from now on! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
This lemonade is so good! I scaled it down to 10 servings. But I ran out of lemons and I used a small lime. But it still tasted great.I like that it's sweet and not too sour. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
This was good but a little heavy on the sugar - it was almost sickeningly sweet. Read More
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