Lemon-Lime SyrupCuisinart Original Recipe
A favorite among many, this syrup has the perfect amount of bitter and sweet to it."
1 cup simple syrup (Version 1)
zest of 1 large lemon, bitter white pith removed, then cut into ½- inch strips
zest of 1 lime, bitter white pith removed, then cut into ½-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 ½ 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.