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Spiked Lemonade

Prep Time:

15 Minutes + Chilling

Cook Time:

5-10 Mins


8 Servings



About the Recipe

No summer afternoon is complete without a fresh glass of lemonade. This fun little recipe is great for sitting around the deck and watching the day go by.


  • 2-1/4 cups sugar

  • 5 cups water, divided

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • 1-3/4 cups lemon juice

  • 1 cup light rum or vodka

  • 6 to 8 cups ice cubes

  • garnish: Lemon Slices


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 cup water and lemon zest. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and remaining water. Pour into a 2-qt. pitcher; refrigerate until chilled.

  2. Stir in rum. For each serving, place 3/4 to 1 cup ice in a glass. Pour lemonade mixture into glass. Garnish with lemon slices as desired.

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