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Vanilla Lemonade

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In this vanilla lemonade, the vanilla rounds out the tartness of the lemon and is an amazing classy twist to regular old lemonade.
Course Drinks & Adult Beverages
Cuisine American
Keyword beverage, drink, lemonade, vanilla
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Additional Time 3 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 103
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 slices lemon peel
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • cheesecloth to strain syrup

FOR THE LEMONADE:

  • 8 lemons juiced, strained of pulp and seeds
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup vanilla lemon syrup (the above recipe)
  • lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Slice the vanilla bean in half and with the back of your knife scrape out all the seeds.
  • Bring sugar, water, vanilla bean and pod, lemon peel and salt to boil on your stove.
  • After sugar dissolves I gently simmer mine 5-10 minutes to really get the lemon peel flavor in there.
  • Remove from heat, strain through a few layers of cheesecloth set over a large measuring cup and cool. You can speed up the process by placing the measuring cup in a large bowl surrounded by ice.
  • Once the syrup has cooled; add it to a large pitcher along with the 8-10 cups of water and strained lemon juice. Garnish with a few lemon slices.
  • Pour in a tall glass over ice and sip.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg