- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 9, 2001

Lilly Withers of Aldie, Va., who's 11, not only makes her own lemonade but bottles and sells it. She has agreed to share her recipe so that readers can make their own.

Lilly Withers'lemonade

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Rind of 1 lemon
Pinch of salt
8-10 lemons
1 gallon water
Lemon slices
On stovetop mix sugar, 1 cup water, lemon rind and salt. Heat to dissolve sugar. Do not boil. Stir. This is your syrup. Cool to room temperature.
Squeeze lemons to give 2 cupfuls of lemon juice. Mix your syrup, lemon juice, and 1 gallon of water. Chill and garnish with lemon slices. Yield: 24 servings.

Parched? Wet your whistle on these sure-to-please lemonade concoctions around the area:

• Kalorama Guest House: 1854 Mintwood Pl. NW. A great place to send your out-of-town guests. Please note that lemonade is available to guests only. Call 202/667-6369.

• Lilly's Lemonade: Available at the Aldie Antique Shop, Aldie, Va. Take I66W to 50W; proceed 17 miles to Aldie. 10 a.m.-sunset weekends and holiday Mondays during summer, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. during winter. $1.25 a bottle. See www.aldie.com or call 703/327-6742.

• Maggiano's Little Italy: 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The lemonade stand generally runs between noon and 3:00 p.m. Call 202/966-5500.

• Rocklands: 2418 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Manager Rebecca Krause says that lemonade is the most requested drink at the restaurant. Call 202/333-2558.

• McWhirter's lemonade: Available at the Lucketts Fair in Lucketts, Va., on Aug. 25 and 26. See www.popcornbiz.com or call 703/325-6141.

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