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Homemade Lemonade: Famous European Recipe

Homemade Lemonade: Famous European Recipe

The sharp, fresh flavor of this lovely drink bears absolutely no
relationship to the present-day bottled variety found in the
supermarket. How could a simple drink like this have deteriorated
so much?

It is definitely well worth the effort to buy organic lemons and make this at home. The recipe suggests raw sugar, but it is quite possible to use honey instead, and some people, particularly children, might prefer this. The strength of lemons varies considerably and it may be advisable to dilute the lemonade.

Experience the flavor of real lemonade!

4 lemons
1 cup raw brown sugar
3 3/4 cups boiling water

Makes about 3 3/4 cups.

Scrub lemons, halve, then squeeze out the juice. Place juice and pulp in a large jug or bowl with sugar and pour 1 1/4 cups boiling water over. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon halves and another 2 1/2 cups boiling water. Stir well, then cover and let cool. Strain, squeezing out juice from lemon halves and serve.

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Adapted from Traditional Vegetarian Cooking, Recipes from Europe's Famous Crank's Restaurant, by David and Kay Canter, and Daphne Swann. Copyright (c) 1991 Cranks Ltd.
Adapted from Traditional Vegetarian Cooking, Recipes from Europe's Famous Crank's Restaurant, (Healing Arts Press, 1991).

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3:16PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thanks for the recipe.

1:18AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013


7:47PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Yummy!!! I'll make some this spring,thanks.

10:38AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

8:23AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013


7:37PM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Sounds good, can't wait to try it !

8:23AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

looks good

8:16AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Better than sugar is STEVIA. I recommend it.

1:07AM PST on Feb 28, 2013


1:56PM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Have never tried this with brown sugar, will though. I have a lot of lemons still left on the trees

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