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Traditional Lemonade

4
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
When life gives you lemons you make this easy peasy lemon squeezy lemonade. Sweet, tart, simple, and oh-so refreshing, this thirst quencher is sure to bring you back to your childhood summer days!

Ingredients

Lemon(s)

4 medium, yellow peels removed and juiced

Water

2 cup(s), boiling

Sugar

6 tbsp(s), or sweetener if preferred

Fresh mint leaves

6 sprig(s)

Strawberries

6 medium, each cut into half

Ice cube(s)

24 cube(s), 4 cubes per glass

Sparkling water

4 cup(s), (1 L)

Instructions

  1. Using a potato peeler, pare the zest from the lemons. Make sure you only remove the yellow part as the white pith is bitter. Set the remainder of the lemons aside.
  2. Put the lemon zest into a saucepan with boiling water. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat. Squeeze the lemon juice from lemons set aside and add to the mixture. Let the mixture sit until cold, then stir in the granulated sugar.
  3. Share between 6 tall glasses, adding a mint sprig and two strawberry halves to each one. Top up with ice cubes and sparkling water, and serve at once.
  4. Serving size: 1 cup of lemonade