Friday, 12 February 2010

Making Lemonade

Spring was almost around the corner until that is, it was forecast even more snow for this week. But never mind, I decided to let a little sunshine into my home by making some traditional lemonade.




Ingredients to make 1 litre of lemonade:
4 unwaxed lemons, washed
100g caster sugar
A chilled jug with plenty of lemon slices, mint leaves and crushed ice to hand




Thinly peel the lemon zest from the lemons, leaving as much white pith as possible. Squeeze the juice from the lemons, Place the zest, lemon juice and sugar in a large heatproof jug.


Pour in 600ml boiling water and stir until the sugar has totally dissolved. Cover, and leave to cool completely. Now, strain the lemon mixture into a serving jug, and discard the zest. Dilute with 400ml chilled water and sweeten with extra sugar to taste. Serve decorated with lemon slices, mint leaves and crushed ice.

I would suggest making this first thing on a morning to enjoy on an afternoon, it was evening by the time everything had cooled - as you can tell by my photographs of the finished lemonade!




26 comments:

  1. hmmm yum. i kept meaning to make lemonade over the summer but never did. i think i'll stick with warm drinks for a bit longer though!

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  2. I love love making lemonade during the summer! However, like Helen, I think I'll still be sticking to tea and hot cocolate until it warms up!

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  3. what a sweet idea! i think that is the perfect remedy for so much snow, i simply have to try it! and with mint leaves, too <3

    angelica
    x

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  4. that sounds so yummy! Great photos!

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  5. Yummy... Enjoy! :)
    (and nice pictures, as usual).

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  6. ooh I so want to have a go at this!

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  7. lovely photos, they're making me thirsty, I am so very ready for spring.

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  8. OH Paula! My mouth is now salivating for some fresh squeezed lemonade... hope to make some this weekend!! :) I hope you are great..

    xx Love & Aloha.

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  9. This is lovely, I definitely need something like this to cheer me up when the weather is hideous! Great idea and looks yummy. x

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  10. Looks yummy, I haven't made this for years.Roll on the spring.

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  11. Cute blog! And now I really want some lemonade :D

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  12. I love this post! Definitely going to try this :)

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  13. i wish it were the season for lemonade! here it is freeeezing, your post makes me long for the warmer months for such delights!

    http://fanfareforlibrarians.wordpress.com/

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  14. oh yum this looks so good! your photos are beautiful. i totally agree... even though its still freezing outside it is nice to do some spring-y things... hopefully the weather will turn around quickly! xx

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  15. beautiful blog and what a yummy, sunny topic. love your pictures!

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  16. Looks like a lot of work for a lemonade, but it probably makes the difference!

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  17. wow... i'm so thirsty.. hehe
    i will try some..
    i really like ur blog..such a cute blog..

    http://wulanasihsetyarini.wordpress.com

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  18. mmm this makes me so excited for spring and summer! by the way, do you know what to add for pink lemonade? is it just pink food coloring or do you add something for flavor as well?

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  19. I'll definately try this probably over the summer
    it looks beautiful too! Kat xxx

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  20. Yesterday I bought a bag of lemons to make a table decoration for my birthday 'do'. After the party I shall be now be making lemonade. Your recipe and beautiful pictures have inspired me.

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  21. This looks so delicious!!!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lulu Letty

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  22. What a pretty good idea! I have to try that one, too.

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  23. What a wonderful blog ! I have to try this lemonade recipe right away. Also, I am the world's biggest bow-lover, you can tell. Here is the proof :

    http://frolleinvonsofa.blogspot.com/2010/01/girlfriends.html

    cheerio from Berlin, Frollein von Sofa

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