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Mama's Summertime Lemonade

Renée G.


Mama would never dream of sculling up her lemonade with alcohol...

However, I say, it’s okay to add a shot of citrus vodka for a perfectly refreshing, adult, summer afternoon, porch sittin’, sippin’ beverage.


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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    1 cup sugar
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    1 cup water
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    1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
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    3 cups cold water
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    fresh mint for garnish (optional)
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    lemon slices for garnish (optional)

How to Make Mama's Summertime Lemonade


  1. Place the sugar and water in saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved; remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Using a lemon juicer, collect your lemon juice. Pour into pitcher. It takes about five lemons to give you one cup full.
  3. Add sugar/water syrup, lemon juice and cold water to pitcher. Taste and adjust sweetness or tartness to suit your own taste.

    Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. Pour over ice and a slice of fresh lemon and/or a sprig of fresh mint.

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About Mama's Summertime Lemonade

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Refreshing

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