Lemonade Syrup Base

Lemonade Syrup Base

Lemonade Syrup Base | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 2 cups concentrate
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Homemade lemonade is simple to make and you get to control the sweetness.




  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon (grated peel of 1 lemon)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine sugar and water over med-high heat, stirring frequently until it comes to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and cover, let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in grated lemon peel and lemon juice and let cool completely.
  4. Store in refrigerator. Also freezes well for subsequent use.
  5. When ready to drink, prepare a ratio that is 1 part base to 2 parts water (to taste).
  6. Can also be used as a simple syrup in cake recipes (dilute according to taste).


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