Generally speaking I drink water or fruit tea and not a lot else. However, when Dan and I go out I usually order a lemonade; more often than not it's nothing special, but sometimes they actually taste like real lemons! In an attempt to improve these lack-lustre-probably-lemon-free-monstrosities I decided to have a go at making it myself, and I have been pleasantly surprised.
Today's recipe is adapted from Darina Allen's in her book Forgotten Skills of Cooking - it's so easy to make and tastes delicious; I urge you to give it a try.
- The juice of 3 lemons
- 100g caster sugar
- 150ml water for the sugar solution
- 700ml water
- Heat the sugar and water to make a sugar solution. Leave it to boil for 2 minutes before removing from the heat and leaving to cool.
- Put the lemon juice and remaining water into a large jug and stir.
- Add the cooled sugar solution and stir again,
- Serve with ice.
The recipe serves 6 and should ideally be drunk on the day of making.
Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.