Homemade lemonade

Here is a refreshing drink to enjoy in the sunshine, homemade lemonade.  It’s cheap and easy to make and can be topped up with soda water if you fancy a bit of fizz.  I think this is delicious, it reminds me of lovely sherbet lemons.  If you’d prefer a pink lemonade, just add a dash of grenadine.

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Makes 600ml

If you prefer a sparkling lemonade, add only 250ml cold water to the blender and then top up the jug with cold soda water just before serving.

2½ unwaxed lemons
50g white caster sugar
570ml cold water
Pinch of salt (optional)
¼ cucumber, sliced
Small bunch of mint

Cut one of the lemons into chunks and put into a food processor or blender, along with any juices from the chopping board and the juice of the remaining one and a half lemons, the sugar, the salt if using and a little of the water. Whizz to a puree, then add the rest of the water. Taste and add a little more sugar if necessary.

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Pour into a jug add the slices of cucumber and a couple of sprigs of mint, then chill until ready to serve.

Serve over ice with a fresh slice of cucumber and a fresh sprig of mint for each glass.

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If you prefer a sparkling lemonade, add only 250ml cold water to the blender and then top up the jug with cold soda water just before serving.

{Recipe taken from The Guardian.}

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