Homemade Lemonade

29 Aug

One unfortunate aspect of living in Manchester is its famous dismal, rainy weather . Since the end of August is still technically summer, we decided to defy the gloomy weather by helping ourselves to homemade lemonade.

Homemade lemonade

Jess and Luke enjoy lemonade in the garden

Jess and Luke enjoy lemonade in the garden

Ingredients: 3 lemons, 2 limes, 1 cup of sugar, 7 cups of water, lemon slices and ice for decoration, cold Mancunion weather (optional)

Take one cup of sugar and 1 cup of water and heat gently on the stove until the all the sugar is dissolved. Add the sugar syrup to the juice of the lemons and limes in a jug, and add the remaining cups of water. You might want to add more water if its too strong for you. Chill and serve.

To make it extra citrusy, you can juice the lemons as normal and boil the spent lemons in the water and leave to cool. You might want to make sure that the lemons are wax-free first.

Luke clambers out of the garden post-photoshoot

Luke clambers out of the garden post-photoshoot

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3 Responses to “Homemade Lemonade”

  1. Martin A (@martkt10) January 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm #


    Stupid question, but can i use ‘jiff lemon’ comes in a sqweezy bottle, and how much would i need, thanks, oh great blog, but can you do more drinks, thanks


    • radicalrabbit January 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

      Yeah we totally need to do more drinks!
      I cant imagine it would be that nice with jiff lemon, and have no idea what quantities you could use… tasting it and adding more/less lemon/sugar/water as you go along is probably the best bet.

    • 0x4368726973 December 10, 2012 at 4:45 am #

      I had to look to see what ‘jiff lemon” was, and it looks like its just pre-squeezed lemon juice. When I was a kid, we made lemonade by buying bottled lemon juice and adding sugar to it, so it should work. Tasted better than the concentrated from a can, though not quite as good as the fresh squeezed lemonade you’d get at a fair.

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