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Homemade Lemon Syrup And Lemonade

Yields: 7-8 cups

 Nothing tastes better on a hot day than a long, cool glass of lemonade. This lemon-flavoured simple syrup uses brown sugar for a smoother taste, can be stored in the fridge for two weeks. It means you can have fresh lemonade any time you want without having to squeeze lemons every time! Homemade Lemon Syrup: Another tasty recipe from the SugarBaby Brown Sugar Saver Kitchen.

What You Need

10 to 12 lemons
4 cups sugar
4 cups golden sugar
8 cups of boiling water

What To Do

  1. Cut lemons in half and squeeze juice into a small bowl.
  2. Pour squeezed juice into a large saucepan through a strainer or cheesecloth to remove seeds and pulp.
  3. Add the boiling water and sugars and heat over low to medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Remove pan from heat and let cool.

To Make Lemonade:

  1. Mix one cup lemon syrup to four cups of water. Adjust sweetness to your liking by either adding more syrup or water either way.
  2. Pour over ice and garnish with a freshly cut lemon slice or wedge.

Sweet Advice

  • If you like pulp, then don’t bother to use a strainer, just pick out any seeds before carrying on with the recipe.
  • Enjoy a hint of pink by adding a splash of grenadine or blackberry syrup.
  • For a delicious summer cocktail, serve in a pre-chilled 500 ml Mason jar with your favourite vodka and a maraschino cherry!
  • Substitute limes for lemons to create homemade limeade. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.
  • Serving idea: Put a slice of lemon at the bottom of a clean 500 ml Mason jar, cover it with about 4 tablespoons of water and put in the freezer over night. Pour the prepared lemonade or cocktail into the pre-chilled jars, seal the jar lids shut and enjoy cold, refreshing lemonade without any mess!
  • Gift idea: Pour the syrup into a Mason jar, dress it up with red and white gingham material trimmed to fit around the lid, secure it in place with a piece of twine or ribbon and add a tag with the mixing instructions to finish. It makes a great year-end surprise for teachers!