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Ruth's Best Lemonade

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  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Lemons 3 1⁄4 Pound, rinsed (9 pieces)
  Ice cubes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1. In a bowl or a 1-quart or larger jar, combine sugar and 1 1/4 cups hot water. Stir occasionally, or screw lid on jar and shake occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, grate 1 tablespoon lemon peel (yellow part only) from 2 or 3 lemons. Add peel to warm sugar mixture; let cool about 10 minutes.
3. Cut all lemons in half and ream enough juice to make 1 3/4 cups. Add to sugar mixture. Use, or cover and chill up to 3 days.
4. To make each serving, slice a strawberry into a glass (about 12 oz.). Add ice cubes, 1/3 cup lemon syrup, and 2/3 cup water; stir. Garnish glass rim with lemon slices, or stir slices into lemonade.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1456 Calories from Fat 40

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.8%

Saturated Fat 0.57 g2.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 44.2 mg1.8%

Total Carbohydrates 458 g152.6%

Dietary Fiber 69.3 g277.1%

Sugars 299.7 g

Protein 18 g35.4%

Vitamin A 8.8% Vitamin C 1891.8%

Calcium 90.2% Iron 57.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ruth's Best Lemonade Recipe