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Lemonade Recipe

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This recipe for Lemonade, by , is from Cooking With The Cousins, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Brittany J. Bundy
Added: Sunday, June 8, 2008


3 c. sugar
2 c. water

1 c. lemon peel strips (about 6 lemons)

3 c. lemon juice (about 14 lemons)

1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled


In a large saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently.

Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cool slightly.

Stir in lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Discard lemon strips. Pour mixture into a pitcher; gradually stir in club soda.

Servings: 10 cups

I made this lemonade in the summer when it was so hot you didn't want to be outside. We never had enough to serve with a meal because Seth, Whitney, Mollee and I would stand in the kitchen and drink it all at once.

I still remember squeezing all of the lemons. My Daddy always said he was the "Little Red Hen" because he was the only one who worked in the garden but everyone in the family loved to eat the vegetables he grew. I gave him a glass of this lemonade once when he was working in the garden and I stood there and said, "Who's the little red hen now, Daddy? Who's the little red hen?"




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