Homemade Lemonade
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (around 6-8 lemons)
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • Soda water (optional)
  1. Place the lemons on a hard flat surface and with the palm of your hand, firmly roll the lemons back and forth to soften the insides. Cut each lemon in half two and using a citrus juicer, extract the juice into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place the left over lemon rinds into a large bowl and set aside also.
  3. Meanwhile, bring 4 cups of water to the boil.
  4. Place the sugar in a bowl and pour over 1 cup of boiling water. Mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Pour the remaining boiling water over the lemon rinds, cover and allow to sit for at least an hour.
  6. Discard the lemon rind and combine with the sugar water, lemon juice and an additional 2 cup
  7. Cover the lemon rinds with the other 3 cups of boiling water and let this sit for about an hour and you will have lemon infused water. Discard the rinds.
  8. In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice, the dissolved sugar water, the 3 cups of lemon infused water and the remaining 2 cups of water (or substitute for soda water if you prefer more fizz!). Mix well before decanting into your prepared glass bottles.
  9. Chill this in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight before serving for a deeper flavour or else serve with a few extra wedges of lemon to garnish.
Recipe by HIGH WALLS at http://www.highwallsblog.com/2015/01/bottle-your-own-home-made-lemonade/