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.

Provided by Turtle

Categories     Drinks Recipes     Lemonade Recipes

Time 45m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 6

1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 cinnamon stick
½ teaspoon whole cloves
1 lemon, juiced and zested
3 lemon, juiced

Steps:

  • Combine water, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, and lemon zest in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until just boiling, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until reduced to a thick syrup, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 106.5 calories, Carbohydrate 29.9 g, Fat 0.1 g, Fiber 2.2 g, Protein 0.5 g, Sodium 2.5 mg, Sugar 25 g

Top Asked Questions

What is the best way to make lemonade concentrate?
Most lemonade recipes instruct you to make a concentrate that you then dilute with water and ice. For this storable version, you only need to make the concentrate part, so you can then dilute it with water and ice whenever the mood strikes.
How long does it take to make lemonade concentrate?
Combine water, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, and lemon zest in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until just boiling, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until reduced to a thick syrup, 10 to 15 minutes.
How much sugar is needed for a homemade lemonade concentrate recipe?
Combine 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar in a small saucepan, and heat until the sugar crystals have dissolved. You're making a simple syrup, and, like it's name implies, it's very quick and easy to do. Mix the lemon juice and simple syrup together, and freeze in a quart size freezer bag.
Can you substitute frozen limeade or orange juice concentrate for lemonade concentrate?
Feel free to substitute frozen limeade or orange juice concentrate. For a homemade look, freeze crust for five minutes, and then slip it into your favorite pie plate before adding filling. This spicy, spiked twist on traditional lemonade is perfect for summer barbecues and fall tailgating.

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