Homemade Mixes ~ Fresh Lemonade Syrup

7/11/2012

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Fresh Lemonade Syrup
3 cups sugar
1 cup boiling water
3 cups lemon juice (about 16 lemons)
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel

In a 1 1/2 quart heat-proof container, dissolve sugar in boiling water. Cool. Add lemon juice and peel; mix well. Cover and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Yield: 5 1/2 cups syrup.

To prepare lemonade: For 1 serving, combine 1/4 - 1/3 cup syrup and 3/4 cup cold water in a glass; stir well. For 8 servings, combine 2 2/3 cups syrup and 5 cups cold water in a 2 quart pitcher; stir well.

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