Laugh out loud
This Lemon, Orange, Lime combo is a laugh out loud cooler with the right balance of tart and sweet. You’ll never go back to traditional lemonade once you try this version. Add a splash of ginger ale for some extra sizzle. Easy breezy!
Recipe: LOL Lemonade
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 7 Minutes | Yield: 2 quarts | Level: Easy
- juice of 3 lemons
- juice of 2 oranges
- juice of 2 limes
- 5 cups cold water
- ginger ale, optional
Simple Lemon Syrup
- the peel from one lemon, cut in strips
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
Lemon Simple Syrup
1 In a small sauce pan combine the lemon peel slices and 1 cup of warm water. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes.
2 Add sugar and continue cooking just long enough to dissolve the sugar then set aside to start cooling.
3 In a 2-quart pitcher add the citrus juice (should be about 1 ½ to 1 ⅔ cups), lemon syrup and 5 cups of cold water. Mix and serve on ice with lemon strips and citrus wedges for garnish.
Lemons – When you are selecting lemons or any other citrus, choose fruit that is heavy for its size.
Juice – To maximize the amount of juice, roll fruit against the counter or cutting board before slicing open. Juice room temperature fruit.
- Use all lemons.
- Use all limes.
- Exchange ginger ale for Sprite or 7-up.
Inspiration – Deseret News
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: May 2, 2012