Easy Homemade Lemonade

Easy Homemade Lemonade. 3-ingredients and unbelievably simple and quick to make. It’s refreshing, tangy and the perfect quench-thirsting drink to sip on a warm summer day. 

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As you read this blog post, I’m currently relaxing in the beautiful Mediterranean in sunny paradise. It’s a much needed break, after a long year of studies and working on my blog. It’s nice to have 2 weeks dedicated to total relaxation. When I’m back I have lots more recipes lined up for the blog and I’ll definitely be sharing pictures from our trip.

So back to today’s recipe. For me there is nothing quite like a glass of ice cold lemonade on a boiling hot day. It’s one of my favourite summer drinks and I knew this year I needed to share a basic recipe on how to make your own homemade lemonade. You will have this fab and easy recipe on hand ready for those hot summer days. Luckily the English summer has been fantastic so far with soaring temperatures and long sunny days and evenings so I’ve had the chance to enjoy this delicious lemonade many times!

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My recipe couldn’t be any easier to make! I mean it’s not really even a recipe because it’s so incredibly easy and quick to prepare! You won’t believe that all you have to do is stir together just 3 ingredients, chill and it’s ready to drink!

Most lemonade recipes on the web are over complicated and require standing over hot stove and making sugar syrup. When it’s a gazillion degrees outside I don’t know about you but the last place I want to be is in a hot kitchen stirring something over the stove.

It’s really important to stir the lemonade well before chilling as you really need to dissolve all the sugar otherwise it will have a gritty texture.

Plus it’s such a good feeling when you have make homemade lemonade – it’s 100% fresh and free from all those added flavourings, additives and colourings. This lemonade is still but if preferred you can swap the cold water for sparkling water. Making a drink recipe for the blog gave me the perfect opportunity to use these beautiful floral straws sent to me by my lovely friend Jemma at Iced Jems.

(Makes 2 litres)

Ingredients:

4 lemons, juiced

1 litre cold water – you can use sparkling water, if preferred

100g (1/2 cup) caster or superfine sugar

Method:

  • In a large pitcher (2 litres) combine the lemon juice, water and sugar. Simply stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Chill the lemonade in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, pour into a glass and garnish with ice cubes and lemon wedges.

Enjoy!

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