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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

lovely lemonade...

Everybody likes lemonade! This recipe is the simplest one I know. It makes quite a sweet lemonade so up the juice content or reduce the amount of sugar if you'd prefer it with a bit more bite! 

Really easy - 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of lemon juice. Perfect Lemonade every time!

1 cup sugar
1 cup water (for the sugar syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water to dilute. (Or sparkling mineral water if you are posh like me.)

1 Make the sugar syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely. Dissolving the sugar in hot water disperses the sugar in the lemonade, instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom.

2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to squeeze the juice from some lemons (about 4 lemons usually yeilds a cup.)

3 Either keep the concentrated mixture in the fridge, pouring over ice and topping up with water as required or add the juice and the sugar water to a nice big jug. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Serve with ice and a slice!

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