Best Lemonade
35 mins (prep 30, cooking 5)
7 ingredients
4 servings
This is from one of my first Good House Keeping cookbooks. You must use a *zester* in order to avoid getting any of that bitter rind, and when you zest the lemons, zest them onto some sugar from the recipe (the sugar will 'catch' all of the oils). I also advise you from personal experience to use only the best skinned lemons for the best flavor.

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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon, zest of, finely grated (without any white rind)
  • to taste fresh water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice, strained (8 to 10 washed lemons)
  • to taste ice cube
  • 3/4 cup club soda (i never use it myself) (optional)


Serving Size (137.16 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 344.44 Calories from Fat 0.09
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.01g 0.07%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.03%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 10.28mg 1.71%
Total Carbohydrate 89.05g 118.74%
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g 1.66%
Sugars 88.64 g %
Protein 0.04g 0.33%
Vitamin A 0.81IU% Vitamin C 1.96mg%
Calcium 4.07mg% Iron 0.07mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lemon juice, ice cube