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!

INGREDIENTS
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.

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).

80 comments

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago

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Natasha Salgado
natasha salgado3 years ago

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

Nikki Yau
Nikki Yau3 years ago

Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

Monica May
Monica May3 years ago

thanks

mary r.
Mary R.3 years ago

Sounds good, can't wait to try it !

Anna M.
Anna M.3 years ago

looks good

Patricia Trillo
Patricia Trillo3 years ago

Better than sugar is STEVIA. I recommend it.

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

Thanks

Diane B.
Diane B.3 years ago

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