8/19/11

1 Lemon Water


This is not your typical lemonade.  I call it "Lemon Water" although it is slightly sweet.  Other bloggers have called it "Citrus Water Punch."  Whatever it is called, it is GOOD

This is a light, refreshing, drink that is slightly sweet with lemony notes, and with just a mild tang.  It is so easy to whip up in this clear beverage dispenser, usually found at Costco or Sam's Club.

The lemon slices were quickly and easily sliced on my OXO mandoline, which not only adds a pretty touch, but some additional lemon flavor. You can see my review of my mandoline slicer here.

All you need is this recipe, Pure Lemon extract, citric acid, sugar (Splenda or other alternative sweetener) and water.

If you have any of this yummy lemon water left over, be sure to remove the lemon slices before storing in the refrigerator, as it will turn the drink bitter.

I've made this with pure orange extract with great results ~

Enjoy your moments of summer with this refreshing drink!



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Lemon Water
4 simple ingredients come together quickly and easily, especially if you do not have access to fresh lemons. Light and refreshing, this is wonderful on a hot summer's day!
Ingredients
  • 10 cups of cold water (2 1/2 quarts)
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar (or alternative sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Pure Lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons citric acid
Instructions
1. Pour cold water into a large pitcher or drink dispenser.2. Add sugar, pure lemon extract, citric acid and stir well.3. Serve cold, over ice cubes if desired.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10 cups
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