Old-Fashioned Lemonade Stand Lemonade

“Here is a treasured old-fashioned memory – fresh, crisp, cold, and delicious lemonade. On a hot afternoon our guests especially enjoy it while sitting under a shady tree. An ounce of gin or vodka may be added.” The Governor's Inn, Ludlow, Vermont


1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1-1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 cups cold water
Lemon and lime slices for garnish
Fresh mint sprigs


Combine sugar and boiling water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add lemon rind, lemon juice, and cold water; mix well. Chill. Serve over crushed ice garnished with lemon and lime slices and fresh mint sprigs.

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Makes 7 cups

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very good just like mom's.

very good just like mom's.

I have a very similar recipe,

I have a very similar recipe, which is on a larger scale, that leaves the lemon part, with hot water & sugar & lemon juice & zest, in the freezer 'til you're ready for it. Then you take it out, thaw it, add an equal part of cold water, & then have it. With this one, you can make up a huge batch at once but just take it out of the freezer when you want it. Really good!

The recipe here seems good, although I've never had mint with my lemonade. Something to try. :)

Hi Michele, Would you mind

Hi Michele,
Would you mind emailing me your lemonade recipe? I like that you can put it in the freezer and take it out when you have the thirst for lemonade. Thank you! Ginnie