Old Fashioned Lemonade Recipe

This recipe is a great alternative or supplement to tea at a tea party, especially during the summer. Click here to see other tea party recipes.

Old-Fashioned Lemonade
(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.

3 lemons
1/2 c. sugar
Ice
Mint sprigs
Lemon slices

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.

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