Easy To Make Lemonade Recipes For Spring/Summer

By on November 12, 2016

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Whether you are entertaining, or are just after something nice to keep in the fridge, homemade lemonade is a must-have for the spring/summer season and is very quick and easy to make.

This refreshing drink is a great addition to any dinner party or family gathering and is suitable for the whole family. Serve in a big glass jug with ice-cubes or spike it with a couple of shots of Vodka for a tasty weekend treat for the adults.

Read on for our favourite recipes, including traditional and pink lemonade and one with a delicious thyme twist!

LemonadeClassic Lemonade:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
  • ½ cup cold water for syrup and 3 cups cold water for jug

Method:

  • To make this traditional lemonade, combine the sugar and ½ cup of water into a small saucepan. Stir occasionally and bring to a boil making sure that the sugar has dissolved.
  • Once you’ve done this, let it cool and combine the syrup with the lemon juice and add approximately 3 cups of cold water depending on the size of your jug.
  • Now add ice-cubes and serve. Delicious!

Strawberry Thyme Lemonade:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 ½ cups of strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup cold water for syrup and 3-5 cups cold water for jug
  • 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons)

Method:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, thyme and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Once the syrup has cooled, discard the thyme and combine the syrup in a large jug with the strawberries, lemon juice and around 3-5 cups of cold water (depending on the size of your jug).
  • Now add ice-cubes and serve!

lemonadePink Lemonade:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar (for syrup)
  • 2 ½ cups fresh lemon juice, plus 4 lemons, thinly sliced crosswise, for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups sugar (for jug)
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup water for syrup and 3-5 cups cold water for jug

Method:

  • In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to the boil. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Refrigerate until syrup has cooled.
  • Next combine the lemon juice, sugar, cranberry juice and around 3-5 cups of water into a jug.
  • Continue to stir until the sugar has dissolved. Serve with ice-cubes and lemon slices for garnish.

Have you got an amazing homemade lemonade recipe we need to try? Comment the recipe below.

 

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