Top | Lemonade
(recipe, Fred Thompson)
Homemade lemonade is comfort food. Like Mom’s meatloaf or mashed potatoes, the memories we associate with lemonade are special. Homemade lemonade is a treasure we need to pass on. My daughter, Laura, suggested that since the rind has lots of flavor (actually lemon oils), I needed to get it in the lemonade somehow. Since she was one of my chief guinea-pig tasters, I gave it some thought, and here’s the result. By infusing the zest into the sugar syrup, I got a bigger and more stimulating lemon essence, which made the lemonade better.
The lemon zest–infused sugar syrup is an elegant way to sweeten and add lemon flavor to iced tea. Set out a small pitcher the next time you serve iced tea.