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Old-Fashioned Lemonade Stand Lemonade

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Makes 7 cups
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For us, this old-fashioned lemonade tastes like pure nostalgia. One sip and you are instantly transported back to your roadside lemonade stand or your grandmother’s front porch. Check out our tried and true recipe for the perfect 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

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1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1-1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 cups cold water
lemon slices, for garnish
fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  1. Combine sugar and boiling water, stirring until sugar dissolves. 
  2. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and cold water; mix well. 
  3. Chill. 
  4. Serve over crushed ice garnished with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs.
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