Homemade Lemonade is the most amazing, refreshing drink that you can have on a hot day!
We first shared a mint version of our homemade lemonade a few years ago when we had an over-enthusiastic mint plant growing on our kitchen windowsill and a glut of fresh lemons from the reduced section at the shop and it was amazing!
Since then, we’ve tried all sorts of different lemonade flavours – blueberry, peach, strawberry and even a lavender flavour and they’ve all been lovely but on a hot day, the most refreshing version is definitely just plain old homemade lemonade with no fancy extras.
I don’t think we’ve ever actually shared our recipe for basic homemade lemonade with you so seeing as Miss Frugal made herself a batch yesterday afternoon, I thought I’d share our classic recipe with you.
1. Combine the water and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. I know this is a lot of sugar, I've tried with less and it's just not sweet enough to be enjoyable for us.
2. Keep stirring the sugar water until the sugar dissolves (this usually only takes a couple of minutes) and makes a really simple sugar syrup.
3. Pour the simple syrup into a jug and pop it in the fridge to let it cool.
4. Wash and juice the lemons - you're aiming to get around 360ml juice which shouldn't be an issue as you can usually get around 60ml from a medium-sized lemon according to Google. It took me 9 lemons to get that much as mine weren't particularly juicy. 😂 You can just use lemon juice concentrate from a bottle if you prefer though.
5. Once your sugar syrup is cool, mix in the lemon juice and give it a good stir.
6. Mix in 250ml of cold water and 3 cups of ice and you're good to go.
7. Serve over ice with a fresh lemon slice.
1. Combine the water and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
I know this is a lot of sugar, I've tried with less and it's just not sweet enough to be enjoyable for us.
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