I could drink lemonade by the gallon in the summertime. The kind they sell in glass bottles at Marks & Spencer – still and slightly bitter. I came across this recipe for home-made lemonade while browsing a old Delia book last week. It’s so easy – and really cheap to make yourself.
1. Buy six lemons
2. Peel the skin off three lemons and place in a large mixing bowl. Make sure you pick off all the white pith. Delia warns that this will make your lemonade taste bitter if you don’t. I spent a good five minutes scraping away at my peelings – but you probably don’t need to be that pedantic..
3. Add the juice from all six lemons to the bowl
4. Next add 150g granulated sugar and 2.5 pints of boiling water – then stir well
5. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a cool place overnight
6. The next day, strain through a sieve and pour into a jug
7. Place in the fridge to cool – and drink!
A friend suggested adding elderflower cordial and lots of gin. Definitely worth a try.