Lemon Syrup Recipe

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Lemon Syrup Recipe


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup water


Step 1
Today my lemons were very small and a little on the older side. It took me like five or six just to barely get 2 Tbs. Luckily I always have a ton of lemons lying around the house.

I have no idea how many lemons it'll take you to get two full tablespoons of zest. I say when in doubt, buy more lemons!
Step 2
Add the sugar and zest to a medium saucepan.

It occurred to me that if you were to just mix these two things together it would probably make a delicious and versatile lemon sugar.

Then it occurred to me that we're here to make syrup and not sugar.
Step 3
So I snapped out of it and added the two liquid ingredients to the pan.

Stir everything together, and turn the burner onto a medium heat.
Step 4
Continue to stir regularly as the sugar dissolves and the liquid begins to just bubble. This takes around 7-8 minutes.
Step 5
Once the bubbling begins, continue to stir and bubble for another 4 minutes.
Step 6
Pull the pan off the heat, and allow to completely cool.
Step 7
Pour into any container that will make this refreshing sweet syrup easy to stream over your favorite desserts!
Step 8
Obviously this syrup is wonderful over fresh fruit but also consider adding it to: cocktails, ice cream, gingerbread, cakes, or anything else you can think of. My sister has considered drinking it straight out of the jar!
Step 9
Ok so maybe don't take it that far! But definitely try this wonderful dessert addition, and let me know how you use it!