Homemade Lemonade

4.3/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Makes: 1.2 Ltr
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 2 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Homemade Lemonade

Picnic PhilRefreshing, cool and less sugar than most shop bought soft drinks.





  • 4 large lemons, peeled with a veg peeler
  • 400g granulated sugar
  • 15g citric acid
  • 1 litre boiling water
  • sparkling water
  • ice cubes
  • lemon slices

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  • Squeeze the lemons place the juice into a large bowl along with the lemon peel, sugar and citric acid.
  • Pour over the boiling water and stir until dissolved.
  • Cover and cool completely.
  • Bottle and dilute with sparkling water as needed, I add extra lemon slices to the cordial and also plenty of ice cubes.

Phil's Tips

How many grams in a teaspoon of sugar?

  • 1 level teaspoon holds 4g of sugar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon holds 7.5g of sugar

Action on Sugar, set up earlier this year to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks, found that 79% of the sugary drinks included in its survey of 232 sugar-sweetened drinks from leading supermarkets contained six or more teaspoons of sugar per 330ml can.

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