(From The Book of Afternoon Tea by Lesley Mackley)
If you’re having a summer tea party, this is a great lemonade recipe I’ve used to go along with (or instead of) tea.
1/2 c. sugar
Using a vegetable peeler, thinly pare peel from lemons and put in a heatproof bowl or large pitcher with sugar. Squeeze juice from lemons into a bowl and set aside.
Bring 3-1/4 cups water to a boil and pour over lemon peel and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar, then let cool completely. Add lemon juice and strain into a pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve in ice-filled tumblers, decorated with mint and lemon slices.
Makes 6 servings
Note: To make Orangeade, use 3 oranges and 1 lemon instead of 3 lemons. Omit mint and lemon slices and decorate with orange slices instead.