Homemade lemonade


This is so simple to make and so refreshing to drink on a hot summer's day. Once made, the syrup can be kept for a week in the fridge or 3 months in the deep freeze.

  • 1 Litre of freshly squeezed lemon juice. That's about 33-35 lemons, or you could buy freshly squeezed. Just don't use processed lemon juice, it won't taste as nice and contains sulphites.
  • 800g of golden caster sugar

Method Simply bring the sugar and lemon juice to simmering in a heavy bottomed stainless steel saucepan for a minute or two. Allow to cool and pass through a fine sieve.

To serve Add to taste to carbonated or still water. Always add the syrup to the water. You may also want to add a couple of ice cubes on a hot summer's day, and a sprig of spearmint, gently rubbed between your fingers, adds a nice bouquet.