Back in the 80’s while working at Hayden Lake Country Club I worked with this old bartender named Joe. He was a crotchety old guy about 7 feet tall, skinny as a rail with a new joke everyday. Loved the guy! Well, he also made the most fantastic lemonade I have ever tasted! It was made by making a flavored, sweetened base that you mixed with muddled citrus and soda water. Awesome for a hot summer day! Add a splash of vodka if you want a kick!
Old Joe’s Fab Lemonade
3 lb Sugar
1 qrt Water
Combine sugar and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
When cool add:
1 tsp Almond Extract
1 Tbl Lemon Extract
1 Tbl Orange Extract
To make a glass of lemonade:
Muddle a couple slices of each lemon, lime and orange in a tall glass.
Add 2 oz of Joe’s Fab Lemonade Syrup to the glass
Top off with club soda or sparkling water
You can adjust sweetness as desired by adjusting the amount of syrup used.