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Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen Photo by: Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Lemonade

Use one cup of sugar if you plan to serve lemonade with a simple syrup. To extract the most juice from lemons, microwave them at HIGH for about 15 seconds.

Southern Living MAY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 qt.
  • Cook time:5 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 13 lemons)
  • 7 cups ice water

Preparation

1. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and grated lemon rind, stirring until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and ice water.

Limeade: Substitute 1 Tbsp. grated lime rind for lemon rind and 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice for lemon juice, and proceed with recipe as directed.

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