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Homemade lemonade

A refreshing summery drink. Delicious served ice cold, topped up with soda water and fresh slices of lemon.


  • 10 lemons, preferably organic, well scrubbed, thinly sliced, pips removed

  • 100g/3½oz citric acid

  • 2.25kg/5lb caster sugar

  • 1.2litres/2 pints boiling water

Preparation method

  1. Put the lemon slices in a large heatproof jug or bowl, and add the citric acid. Tip in the caster sugar, then pour in the boiling water. Stir to combine and dissolve the sugar. Leave to cool, then sieve and chill.

  2. To serve, pour some of the lemonade into a large jug with ice and some slices of fresh lemon, dilute with cold water or soda water to taste.

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