When I was a kid, my Aunt Paula was the family party-thrower. She would wow us each holiday with a carefully planned menu that consisted of the most heavenly foods ever created. As soon as I was old enough to learn some of her tricks, I pestered her endlessly for recipes and secrets, and felt totally triumphant on the day she shared her recipe for sparkling french lemonade. It’s a simple, inexpensive, perfectly clear lemonade that is stunningly refreshing and so.totally.delicious. Lucky for you, there’s no need to pester Aunt Paula for the recipe. I’ve got it right here.
Sparkling French Lemonade
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp. citric acid
1 tbsp. lemon extract
1 cup water
1 gallon sparkling water
In a small saucepan, heat together the sugar, citric acid, lemon extract, and water until sugar is fully dissolved. Cool completely. Mix the sugar syrup with the sparkling water. Serve with sliced limes, lemons, and oranges. Enjoy!
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