Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Old Fashioned Lemonade

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Yield: approximately 2 quarts
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1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Peel of 1 lemon, cut into strips

Juice of 6 lemons

Fresh mint sprigs and lemon slices, for garnish


  1. In a small saucepan bring sugar and water to a boil, add peel and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, bring to room temperature and strain out peel. To a 2 quart pitcher add lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the syrup and 5 cups water stir, taste, adjust ratio of water and syrup. Serve over ice garnished with a mint sprig.