I got this recipe from a friend. I love to serve it at large gatherings. It is much tastier than serving regular water. It is sweet and refreshing. Now it does call for one ingredient that you won’t have on hand and it might be a little tricky to find the first time you look for it. It is well worth the effort though to make this yummy drink. The tricky ingredient is citric acid. You can find it in some pharmacies. I just get mine from my local health and nutrition store (similar to GNC). It’s a great drink for when you want something other than water but don’t want a drink that is over powering or could end up staining your carpet.
- 5 quarts of chilled water
- 3 cups of sugar
- 1 Tbsp. lemon extract
- 1 Tbsp. citric acid (found in the pharmacy or health and nutrition store)
- fresh lemon, lime, or orange slices (optional)
In a punch bowl or large container combine water, sugar, lemon extract, and citric acid. Stir until sugar is all dissolved. Then add citrus slices to float in the punch and make it look pretty.