Epicurus' Lemonade Syrup
 
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An incredibly flavorful syrup that is useful to make lemonade. Adds a very strong lemon flavor when used without dilution in cocktails.
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Recipe type: Syrups
Serves: 1 bottle
Ingredients
  • 5 pounds sugar
  • 2 ounces citric acid
  • 1 ounce tartaric acid
  • 3/4 gallon boiling water
  • 4 lemons for slicing
  • 6 lemons for juicing
Instructions
  1. Dissolve the sugar and acids in boiling water.
  2. Slice 4 lemons and use juice from 6 lemons, reserving all juice. Add to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes, reducing to simmer for 10 minutes more.
  3. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Strain through a double layer of dampened cheesecloth.
  5. Keep bottled in refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  6. To use, mix in a 5 parts water to 1 part syrup ratio.
Notes
When making lemonade, optionally add 1 ounce of raspberry, strawberry or peach puree or nectar to create a flavored lemonade. You should also consider adding fresh mint just before serving. Crush the leaves immediately before use for maximum flavor.
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