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Spiced Lemonade

Spiced Lemonade. is perfect to keep cool on a hot summer day!

The dog days of summer have hit my corner of the world.

It is hot here, and with the summer monsoons rolling in.

It is also as humid as this dry desert state ever gets.

I’m not complaining though because I know we are marching steadily towards school schedules and busy days in the next few weeks.

It’s hot here and the days are long.

But, we are doing our best to soak it all up and enjoy our last days of summer freedom and sunshine.

This recipe for Spiced Lemonade is written by: Allison Ruth of Some the Wiser

All the kids at my house have determined that there are two things that make these hot summer afternoons bearable:

Cold Drinks and Cold Water.

We are getting our Cold Water in the form of swimming pools, splash pads, a dip in the river here and there.

We also have a fun spinning sprinkler attached to the trampoline in the backyard.

The kids are living in their bathing suits for the next few weeks and it’s probably only a matter of time before they start sporting gills and webbed feet.

When they do take a breather, they come looking for cold drinks.

This Spiced Lemonade is a recent creation that has been a big hit at my house.

Spiced Lemonade is not as sugary sweet as a canned lemonade mix, which I appreciate, and its unique flavor is so refreshing!

With a hint of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, this lemonade makes a tasty summer treat that the whole family will enjoy.

Even the picky eaters like this Spiced Lemonade!

Spiced Lemonade

Spiced Lemonade

Yield: approximately 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Spiced Lemonade. is perfect to keep cool on a hot summer day!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 quart, plus 2 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2-inch cinnamon bark
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 4 to 6 large lemons, juiced
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine 1 quart of water, sugar, and spices. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes and then strain.
  2. In a large pitcher combine boiled water, lemon juice to taste, and 2 cups cold water. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve ice cold with sliced lemons on the side.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 3gSugar 19gProtein 1g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Danielle

Friday 16th of September 2016

This sounds like the perfect summer/fall transition drink, which is perfect here in Texas since the weather often stays warm all the way through October. I appreciate that you make your lemonade from scratch. It can be so sugary!

spoon-stories

Wednesday 21st of August 2013

How great idea really! I mean i made amazing lemonade in my blog but this is so different. And i like the spicy idea with my soft drink!!

Sues

Friday 2nd of August 2013

I love the idea of this! Perfect lemonade :)

Sandy Coughlin

Thursday 1st of August 2013

Love how creative this is! Can't wait to try it.

Tieghan

Wednesday 31st of July 2013

Such a a fun twist on lemonade! Can't wait to try this!