Introducing a delightful twist on the classic lemonade: an irresistibly tangy and refreshingly lemony concoction that will invigorate your taste buds! This vibrant lemonade recipe features two different types of homemade simple syrup. One infused with the aromatic essence of lemon zest and the other with the natural sweetness of golden honey. With its zesty kick and subtle floral undertones, every sip of this lemonade is a burst of sunshine. Serve the chilled lemonade over ice, it’s a harmonious blend of tartness, sweetness and pure lemony bliss. Perfect for lazy afternoons, backyard barbecues, or any occasion that calls for a refreshing and citrusy thirst-quencher.
Combine 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the lemon zest while the syrup is still warm. Set the syrup aside to cool to room temperature.
Linden Honey Simply Syrup
Combine 1 cup of honey and 1/3 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until the honey has dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
Squeeze the lemons through a strainer into a measuring cup. You'll need 1 cup of fresh lemon juice. Strain the fresh lemon juice again, into a pitcher. Add the 2 cups of water and stir to combine. Once the simple syrups have cooled, pick your favorite to add to the lemonade. Stir in the simple syrup and mix to combine. I only used a little syrup but you can sweeten the lemonade to you heart's content.
Refrigerate the lemonade until it's cold. Add ice when you're ready to serve the lemonade and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves. The extra simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.