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Maple Lemonade

Maple Lemonade 6.000

Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post

Apr 9, 2018

Here, maple syrup is used as a ready-made simple syrup -- think of it as a convenience ingredient that won't impart noticeable maple flavor.

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Tested size: 6-8 servings; makes a generous 6 cups

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (from 5 to 6 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, preferably an amber-colored or dark variety
  • Ice
  • Fresh herbs such as sage, rosemary and lavender, for garnish (optional)


Combine the water, lemon juice and maple syrup in a pitcher. Add ice and stir until chilled.

Pour into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with the fresh herbs of your choice, if desired.

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Tested by Richard Kerr.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 8): 60

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 16g 5%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 15g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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