Recipe by Aunt Suzie
"In the 1800's this is how people made lemonade--you can do it too! It's not that difficult, and tastes wonderful!"
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1 1/4 cups
1 1/4 quarts
This is wonderful, especially with Meyer lemons. Be careful with the sugar though. I started with less sugar and didn't need to add the rest. A tip to those who think this is bitter- the peel is not bitter, the white membrane inside it is. Use a sharp knife to peel the lemons and take only the colored part, not the white, and no bitterness.
Tasted too much of the lemon rinds.
The best lemonade I've ever tasted- you can make this recipe simpler by juicing the lemons first, then adding sugar to the rinds.
Nice taste, but one tip... resist the urge to press the peel or stir it around in the sugar. Just put it in, mix it lightly and let it alone! Otherwise the end result will be bitter. Trust me.
Loved this Lemonade, I would call it extremely intense. I probably would not fix another lemonade recipe after trying this one. I did just zest the lemons instead of peeling, turned out great.
I kept the recipe as is, then after it was all done I taste tested with more lemons and water ready to go. Turned out great! Ended up using 2 more lemons and a cup more water, but it was to our taste. Advice on not stirring the sugar and peel mixture worked great. Just pour the sugar and leave it alone.
This was the best lemonade ever!! I make it all the time now! I made it and mixed it with vodka for New Years and it was fabulous!! The lemon oil from the skins really overpowers even the cheap party vodka I used and made for a really nice tasty drink for my guests. Everyone wanted the recipe.
This truly is spectacular lemonade. A bit sweet so Im adding water or lots of ice as I drink. Great tip from another reviewer - do NOT play around, stir, or mix rinds, just let sugar and then water sit and then remove carefully to prevent bitterness.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 4
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