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