Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Another one of my first cookbooks when I was growing up was the the Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. I'm not afraid to admit it - I love those books AND the movies! I have to watch every time Anne comes on public television. This Old Fashioned Homemade Lemonade was a summer favorite year after year.
Old Fashioned Lemonade
from the Anne of Green Gables Cookbook
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
grated peel over one lemon
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
Fresh mint leaves
Measure the sugar, the water, and the lemon zest into a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
Add the lemon juice to the cooled mixture. Pour this syrup into a jar and cover tightly with a lid. This syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.
When you're ready to enjoy some lemonade, put ice in each serving glass and pour 1/4 cup of the lemon syrup over the ice. Add 3/4 cup of cold water over the top, and stir. Add some fresh mint leaves to each glass. Yield approximately 12-14 glasses. Enjoy!