Monday, July 11, 2011

Lemonade? Yes, the real one!

fresh lemons

This recipe is really popular in Greece, especially since a lot of households have a lemon tree or two in the garden.... I make it every year, since we have way too many lemons to eat otherwise... plus - it is The Best refreshing drink during the summer when you're just melting from heat.... like now... :)

So, here goes. It's really simple. All you need is lemons, sugar, a bottle that closes hermetically and some patience. This recipe is without boiling or heating anything, and it preserves all of the fresh aroma and flavor!

fresh lemon juice
Squeeze the juice. Measure how much you have. For 1L of lemon juice, you'll need 1,5kg of sugar. Add both components in a bottle, add lemon peal (grated, preferably), close it and place it in a well lit place, but not in direct sunlight. Leave it there until all of sugar has melted, moving/shaking it gently every day. It might take a few days up to a week. After that the lemonade is ready to use and I would keep it in refrigerator.

To serve: mix about 1 part of lemonade to 4 parts of water (sparkling water is really nice!). Adding a few leaves of mint is a good idea, too.

1 comment:

  1. Well that looks so great... I love lemonade, especially with strawberries!

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    I am Joyce btw...