Classic Lemonade

Classic Lemonade IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Classic Lemonade IMAGE

Tart and tangy, this is the essential summertime drink. For a sparkling version, use soda water instead of water.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2008

Ingredients

  • 8 lemons
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 10 lemon slices

Method

Scrub lemons; rinse and dry. In large heatproof bowl and working with 1 lemon at a time, rub vigorously with about one-third of the sugar.

Halve and squeeze lemons to make about 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) juice; pour juice onto sugar. Add remaining sugar and squeezed lemon shells.

Cover with boiling water, stirring to dissolve; let cool. Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve, pressing out liquid. Let syrup cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.)

In serving pitcher, combine syrup with 2 cups (500 mL) water; stir in ice cubes. Garnish with lemon.

Nutritional facts Per each of 10 servings: about

  • Sodium 3 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 87.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 0.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 27.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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