Blue Lightning Lemonade

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Makes 1 3/4 quarts. Recipe is by Cynthia LeJeune Nobles.

 

4 1/2 cups water, divided

1 1/4 cups sugar

Zest from1 fresh lemon

1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

Juice from 2 fresh limes

1 cup blueberry moonshine (Midnight Moon brand 100 proof blueberry moonshine was used for testing)

 

1. In a small saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup water, sugar, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.

2. Strain cooled sugar syrup into a large pitcher. Add remaining 4 cups water, lemon juice, lime juice, and moonshine. Pour into glasses filled with ice.