From Scratch: Concentrated Lemonade Syrup


Well, its mid-April and its rainy, windy and cold here.  So, I decided to start thinking warm and went ahead and made some homemade lemonade.  I even made a large batch of concentrated lemonade syrup for the hubby to enjoy when he gets home from work, aren’t I just a great wife! hehe

Why make syrup instead of just a pitcher of lemonade?  Well, in our house we have a variety of tastes and preferences, some like a stronger lemonade and some a lighter version.  The syrup allows each person to customize their glass and it also takes up way less space in your fridge.

Here is the basic recipe, feel free to change it depending on your families preferences for sour and sweet:

Concentrated Lemonade Syrup

1 1/2 c sugar (we use Florida Crystals organic minimally processed cane sugar)
2 c water

3-4 lemons, juiced and strained

  • Boil sugar and water in a small sauce pan until sugar is dissolved, remove from heat to cool
  • Add lemon juice to a mason jar, pour cooled sugar water over juice, screw on lid and shake to mix
  • To make a glass of lemonade: add 2-4 tablespoons of syrup to a glass, cover with ice and add water, taste and adjust if needed


What is your favorite way to enjoy lemonade?

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