Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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


  1. 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.
  2. Put the lemon juice and remaining water into a large jug and stir.
  3. Add the cooled sugar solution and stir again,
  4. Serve with ice.

The recipe serves 6 and should ideally be drunk on the day of making.