Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Homemade lemonade recipe

German Vintage Lemonade Bottle available over at luvredford's Etsy shop.

We've been making our own lemonade since Christmas day. It was a special treat for the kiddies. It sure beats the sickly sweet commercial lemonade which tends to send my little man a touch manic!
The mint in this recipe makes it.
Since Christmas I've whipped it up on a number of occasions as it a brilliant thirst quencher on a hot, sticky day. With today's temperatures heading towards 34 degrees I figure another batch is definitely in order.

Homemade Lemonade
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
6 sprigs of mint
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sparkling mineral water to serve.

Place sugar, water & mint in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Once dissolved remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Once the syrup is at room temperature add the lemon juice. Then strain the liquid through a fine sieve.
Decant using a funnel into a bottle with a tight fitting lid.

To serve, pour 1-2 tbsp of syrup into a glass and add mineral water.
*It can be stored in the fridge for up to a month.

As I don't have a gorgeous vintage bottle I found these cute free printable labels. Whalla, totally professional.
If giving the lemonade as a gift these kitchen printable gift tags from The Homemade Home are super sweet too.
Enjoy, especially my lovely cousins, Simone & Bec. It was great to share a glass with you on the weekend x


Bruise Mouse said...

Oh, yunno! This is definitely at the top of this week's 'to do' list. We are expecting temperatures around 40 for most of the week. I just need to head to Mum and Dad's to raid the lemon tree.
The labels are a gorgeous touch too.
Keep cool.

stupendous joy said...

I hope your batch went down well BM and helped beat the heat these last few days. What a summer you guys are having their in perth. A true Aussie we;come home for you guys.

Deon said...

I am currently trying my first batch of lemonade. beautiful bottle and labels!! xx


melindamelou @ stupendous joy said...

I hope it worked out well! It's so refreshing. We love it here :) X


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