Wednesday, 29 January 2014

When life gives you lemons..............


Somewhere in the world there must be a glut of lemons. Our local store is selling them at a discount and never one to miss a bargin I lugged home a whole bag full. So to help banish New Year coughs & colds and to have a non alcholic alternative with our evening meal I decided to make up some fresh lemonade.

It's a very easy & quick recipe


3 Lemons (preferably unwaxed) roughly chopped
140g caster sugar (more if you've a sweet tooth)
1 litre water 

tip the lemons, sugar and half the water into a blender or food processor & wizz until the lemons are finely chopped.
pour the mixture into a sieve over a bowl and, using a wooden spoon, press a much juice through as you can. This will give you a lovely homemade cloudy look - if you prefer it to be clearer give the juice a second strain through a muslin bag.

top up with the remaining water and serve over ice with a slice of lemon and some fresh mint leaves. 

you can also top up with sparkling water to give a lovely fizzy drink instead.

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