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Spiced Lemonade Concentrate

Spiced Lemonade Concentrate

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This old recipe for spiced lemonade is really delicious and refreshing. The spices really punch up the flavor and take it to the next level. To serve, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of the concentrate into the bottom of a cup, add crushed ice, and mix with water, club soda, or ginger ale.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine water, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, and lemon zest in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until just boiling, about 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until reduced to a thick syrup, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Stir lemon juice into the syrup; bring to a boil and cook 1 to 2 minutes more; strain into a bowl and refrigerate until chilled.
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Reviews

Sarah Jo
2
7/23/2013

I made this according to recipe. I was the only one who liked the spices, the rest of the family didn't care for it. That is not a reflection of the recipe, just personal preferance. That said, this makes a lovely lemonade concentrate that is excellent in sparkling water.

lutzflcat
0
8/4/2013

I cooked the sugar-water-spice mixture for nearly 30 minutes, and it never did reach what I would consider a thick syrup stage. Cooking as long it did, I expected the spice flavor to be completely infused into the liquid, but the end result is a very subtle spiciness. I used the 4 lemons called for, but it took 4 Tbsp of the concentrate to really get a lemonade flavor, so I'll get fewer servings. I do like having a small bottle of the concentrate in the fridge rather than a large pitcher of lemonade taking up valuable space.