Homemade lemonade. Just thinking about it makes me think of summer. I saw some beautiful Spanish lemons on the market and couldn’t resist picking up a handful to make some lemonade for the first time ever.
You will need: 1.5 cups caster sugar, 2 cups water, 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon and/or lime juice.
Here’s what to do: Gently heat the water and sugar on the hob until all the sugar is dissolved. This takes less time than you think! Whilst this is heating, squeeze the lemons and limes until you have enough juice (I used 3 limes and 3 lemons, but they were huge so you may need more). When the sugar syrup is ready, mix in the lemon/lime juice. Transfer to a pitcher or jug and chill until cool. Once cooled, this syrup is concentrated, to needs to be diluted or you’re in for a very sickly drink! I found that around 1/4 to 1/3 of a glass made the perfect lemonade dilution, although obviously dependent on personal preference. This made enough to fill my Ikea carafe which holds 1l.