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Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

Adding lemon rind to the sugar syrup gives an extra bit of flavor.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June/July 1992


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 3 large lemons
  • Dash of vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, 1/2 cup water, and a few pieces of lemon rind (yellow part only). Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

  2. Squeeze lemons and combine juice with sugar syrup, vanilla, and remaining cold water.

  3. Add ice and serve in tall glasses.

Cook's Notes

We used Meyer lemons, which are sweeter than regular lemons.

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