Monday, July 27, 2009

lemonade syrup-

I saw this recipe at Red Bird Crafts and almost ran to the grocery right then... unfortunately, it was after 9 and I was in my PJs.

The next day however, we ran to the grocery, and then my kitchen staff got right to work.

Here's the recipe for the delicious lemonade syrup

Yield: about 2 1/2 cups of syrup

Ingredients: 1 c water

2 c sugar

7 lemons

1/8 tsp salt

1. Place 2 cups of sugar , 1 cup water, thinly sliced rinds of 2 lemons, and 1/8 tsp of salt into a pot. 2. Simmer for 7 minutes. 3. Cool and add the juice of 7 lemons. 4. Strain and then add half of the rinds to the syrup for flavor and color. 5. Store in a jar and place in the refrigerator. 6. Add a little bit to a glass of ice water.

It was really good, but had a little bit of a bitter flavor from cooking with the rinds. I bought more lemons and will be making it again without the rinds. At Third Friday this month, we had frozen lemonades at a softball team fundraiser booth. I got talking to the ladies and got the dish on their recipe. It sounds super similar to the one I had made... a simple syrup (water and sugar) with fresh lemon juice. They added that mix and a little water to ice in a blender. They were tasty!