Homemade Lemonade

    10 mins

    An easy, cooling, refreshing drink to make on a hot sunny day. Especially great for a barbecue!

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    Serves: 5 

    • Juice of 4 lemons
    • 1Litre (4 cups) water
    • 125g (1/2 cup) caster sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a 2 litre jug, combine the lemon juice, water and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill in refrigerator.

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    Great tasting. I do recomment one thing. To make a sugar syrup, also known as "simple syrup". Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the lemonade, instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom. To make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely. Use the same amount of water as per sugar. Then in pitcher add your juice and then the sugar water. Then add the rest of the water that is called for.  -  12 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used Truvia instead of sugar. I made no other changes. GREAT recipe to make with younger cooks--my son enjoyed juicing each lemon. NOTE: For those looking for an easier way to juice lemons, Grandma taught me to roll them on the counter while gently pushing down with the palm of your hand to get the juices flowing.  -  30 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I added 2/3 c sugar which was the perfect amount of sweetness for me.  -  03 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)