Homemade Lemonade

Thursday 9 June 2011 | Posted by Kishi | Drinks

lemon

1. Pare the zest off in long strips from at least 2-4 lemons, avoid as much of the white pith as possible.

2. Add to a pan with 200 gms sugar and 200 ml water and bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar melts.

3. Remove from heat and give the lemon zest a bit of a bash to release its oils.

4. Juice the 4 lemons into a pitcher

5. When the sugar syrup has completely cooled, strain, and then mix it with the lemon juice.

6. Add water (sparkling also works very well) to taste.

7. Add sprigs of mint and pieces of peaches/strawberry/raspberry and allow infusing a little before serving.

8. And now go make some… and enjoy your day!

   
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Rose tinted- pink lemonade

Monday 15 June 2009 | Posted by Kishi | Drinks

summer drink
One of those Monday morning blues with a twist…lots of work but lazy, think it’s the heat! I don’t come across days when there is nothing to do; I end up catching up on my reading if need be.Just had lemonade-the best summer refresher…It will wake you up on a lazy summer monday afternoon.

Mixing both lemon juice and cranberry juice will entertain your taste buds.
Ingredients:
1/4 cups sugar
3 cups water
1/2 cups lemon juice(fresh please)
1/4 cup cranberry juice/grenadine/crushes/cherry juice

Method:

Mix everything in a pitcher and stir until dissolved. Serve lemonade over ice.
You can add more cranberry juice depending on your taste and the colour of the drink.
Add mint or orange zest as garnish and try experimenting with some drops of rose water in it…
I like mine in pastel shades…

FYI: Real pink lemons, called variegated pink-fleshed Eureka lemons, do exist- but only there skin is pink whereas the juice is clear. But pink lemonade usually isn’t made with their juice.

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