Lemon-Lime SyrupCuisinart Original Recipe
1 cup simple syrup (Version 1)
zest of 1 large lemon, bitter white pith removed, then cut into 1/2-inch strips
zest of 1 lime, bitter white pith removed, then cut into 1/2-inch strips
1. Bring the syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. Once it boils, remove pan from heat and add the zests. Cover and steep for 30 minutes.
2. Strain the steeped syrup, discarding the zests. Allow to cool completely before using. Syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
*For a straight lemon syrup, use the zest of 1 lemon and juice of 1/2 lemon. Follow instructions above, adding juice to the simple syrup at the same time as the zest. For lime syrup, add the zest of 3 limes, and follow instructions above.