Recipe By Turtle
Published Jun 19th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional 15m Ready In 45m
Servings 8 servings Calories 106.5

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.

Recipe Ingredients

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

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 2 Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until reduced to a thick syrup, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 106.5
  • Carbohydrate 29.9 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 0.5 g
  • Sodium 2.5 mg
  • Sugar 25 g

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  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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.