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"Lemonade" by author Fred Thompson. I bought this book in 2002 while visiting my sister in North Carolina on one of our many shopping trips. It has some really great recipes. Like the book says, "Homemade lemonade is comfort food".
I also bought his "Iced Tea" book.
Grated zest of 2 lemons
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 12 lemons). 5 or 6 of the rinds reserved and roughly chopped
3 cups cold water
Lemon slices for garnish (optional)
and of course fresh mint out of the garden
- To make the sugar syrup, combine the zest, sugar, and water in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes.
- To make the lemonade, pour the sugar syrup into a 2-quart container. Let cool, then add the lemon juice, chopped lemon rinds, and cold water. Stir well to combine.
- Chill until very cold. Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices if desire.
Makes a little shy of 2 quarts
Tip: The lemon zest-infused sugar syrup is an elegant way to sweeten and add lemon flavor to iced tea. Set out a small pitcher the next time you serve iced tea.