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May 14, 2014

Summertime staple

The secrets to making great lemonade

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Servings: 6

1 cup warm tap water

1 cup sugar

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)

3 cups cold water

1 lemon, thinly sliced

Fresh mint leaves (optional)

In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, stir together the warm water and sugar.

Bring to a simmer, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to medium, and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, then set aside off the heat to cool.

Once the syrup is cool, pour it into a 2-quart pitcher. Add the lemon juice and cold water, then stir well.

Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint. Serve over ice.

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

Puree 2 cups of cleaned and hulled fresh strawberries in a juicer or blender. If using a blender, press the puree through a mesh strainer to remove any large pieces of pulp. Add the strawberry puree to the lemonade recipe above, but reduce the cold water to 2 cups.

LEMON DROP COCKTAIL

From the recipe above, mix the lemon juice and simple syrup with 2 cups of cold water. Add 1 cup of lemon-flavored or other vodka and 1/3 cup of orange liqueur. Mix well. Frost the glasses with a sugar rim and pour over crushed ice. Add a slice of lemon for garnish.

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