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Lemonade or Limeade Base
Lemonade or Limeade Base

Portions: 10
Serving size: 3 ounces base plus 3 ounces water

2-1/2 cups water
1-1/4 cups sugar or Splenda® sugar substitute
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or lime peel
1-1/4 cups fresh lemon or lime juice
Ice cubes


  1. In a medium saucepan, stir water and sugar or sugar substitute over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes.
  2. Add citrus peel and juice to sugar mixture. Pour into a jar or pitcher; cover and chill. Keeps for up to 3 days.
  3. For each glass of lemonade/limeade, combine 3 ounces base and 3 ounces water in ice-filled glasses. Stir and sip slowly to enjoy.