Monday, 19 September 2011

Homemade Lemonade...

When life brings you lemons, it may be tempting to grab the tequila and the salt, but sometimes it's just more appropriate to grab some sugar, and a jug, and make lemonade.

Which, with our glut of lemons that seems to be inexhaustible, we have done this weekend. The weather in Adelaide has been utterly glorious. We have taken some huge long hot and steep walks, and my lovely husband ran the Adelaide City to Bay Fun Run; so chilled lemonade has been the perfect tipple for us all.

Homemade Lemonade:

The squeezed juice of 10 lemons (about 2 cups)
1 cup caster sugar
1.5 cups boiling water
1.25 ml bottle sparkling mineral water*

1. Combine the lemon juice, the caster sugar and boiling water in a large jug
2. Stir well to ensure the sugar is totally dissolved
3. Add fizzy mineral water and ice cubes and lemon slices to serve

* And if you have none, normal water is nearly as still tastes delish.
I have also made a batch of the lemon and sugar and water syrup and poured it into ice cube trays and frozen it. I figure it's an effective and easy way of preserving the lemon juice in syrup form, in readiness for a long hot summer of lemonade...

Do you have fruit trees?

Tell me your most refreshing tipple?

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  1. Thanks for this recipe. Will have to keep it in mind as we are moving to a house that has a lemon tree in the back yard.

  2. wow, even at 9am you made me thirsty and my lemons are still the size of olives....

    And sorry no recipes.... I'm not that creative.

    Sounds like you had a great weekend.



  3. Ah, what I wouldn't do for a fruit tree. Or any sort of food producing plant that I don't kill... The only thing that has survived my "care" is rosemary and lavendar.

  4. Now, I really want some lemonade!

  5. I've never tried putting sparkling water in lemonade. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Just yesterday I checked for lemonade dispenser, but all were gone.
    Like my summer…
    Have to wait until next year.

  7. Well, the lime and tequila sounds good but your lemonade recipe also sounds delicious!

  8. MMMMMM....lemonade actually sounds pretty good right now! And I normally dont drink it too much!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog, thought you would be interested since you just had a giveaway as well!

  9. We have about a million lemons sitting on my counter at this very second. Might be off to get some Dextrose in the morning and make myself a batch!

  10. Ah... lazy Summer days in a glass. x

  11. Oh I'd love to have fruit trees! it is what I miss about our old house the most! We had a heap of lemons brought into school a while back and the kids and I made lemon cupcakes :) They were so excited to take what we have and then search recipes to use it :) . I will have to bookmark your recipe for next years lemon bounty.

  12. thanx for sharing the recipe..sound delicious :)


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