Friday, 1 August 2014

Homemade Lemonade

Homemade lemonade is the perfect refreshing summer drink. Served ice cold with a slice of lemon, it's great to have with BBQs and picnics. I have been making my own quite a lot recently and I absolutely love it. Not only is it super quick to make, but it also looks really nice. This recipe will take around twenty minutes at the most to make, and you can do it faster once you know how to.

There are only 3 ingredients in this recipe, listed below:
6 Lemons (plus more for decoration if desired)
400ml of sugar
1L of water

It's so easy to make, just follow the instructions below!

1.Wash and dry the lemons, then roll them on a hard surface to loosen the skin.
2. Zest 2 lemons (you can use a zester or a grater for this.)

3. Juice the remaining lemons and sieve to get rid of any pulp or seeds. Leave to one side.
4.Heat 350ml of the water, the lemon zest and sugar together for around 5 minutes on medium heat or until the sugar has dissolved. Keep stirring and do not let boil.

5. Strain the lemon and sugar water to remove the zest.
6. Pour both the sugar mixture and lemon juice into a pitcher and add the remaining 650ml of water. (You can add some vodka or sparkling water if you prefer)
7. Store in the fridge and serve cold.

As you can see it's a super simple recipe that is a perfect refreshing choice on a warm summer day.


This is something a little different for me, so let me know if you enjoyed it!


  1. I love lemonade. I prefer it more sour then sweet. But both are delicious. Gotta make one now!

    Mary x

  2. Ahh there is nothing like an ice cold glass of homemade lemonade!! xx

  3. Looks delicious! I love drinking fresh lemonade :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  4. Oooh, this looks great! I don't like fizzy drinks so this looks like a brilliant alternative for my fussy little mouth nerves :P

    ~Becca // :)

  5. It's been a long time since I've had homemade lemonade! I actually use a pink lemonade body wash right now and I love it hehe.

  6. Love homemade things, especially refreshing summery drinks - looks delicious x

  7. this is so simple but perfect! I love lemonade!! <3


  8. reading this has made me want really want a glass of lemonade, I love homemade lemonade so I'll definitely try this! xx

  9. ooh this looks delicious!

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  10. I've never made lemonade before and we have a lemon tree in the garden so I may have to try this some time!
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  11. this is adorable!

    Hayley x

  12. Oh I am definitely going to try this regardless of the fact that the sun is apparently getting ready to go on vacation soon lol.
    Oo quick question- where did you get your glassware?? I shouldn't really be buying anything at the moment as I'm about to move out soon but they look too great not have haha.

    Mo x // Within My Locket

  13. I definitely need to try this, although the amount of sugar kind of frightens me haha! Lemon juice is my favourite in the summer! :) xx

  14. I really like your blog!(: and I seriously need to try this cause its amazing! I love lemonade to death and it would be so cool to make my own!

  15. This looks so yummy - definitely need to try it when it gets sunny again! Plus I love the bottle and mason jar!

    The Life & Times of Belle

  16. It looks so pretty I wouldn't even care if it didn't taste nice! I searched for mason jars with handles last year but they were expensive where did you get yours from?

    Michelle Louise Love

  17. This looks so delicious! I've wanted to make Lemonade all summer and now I want it even in the rainy weather!

    Tempted to try this with some strawberries mixed in! Thank you so much for the recipe!

    Laura xx
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