Fresh Lemonade

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Fresh home-made lemonade is a refreshing summer drink. Lemonade is a generic name for all long, thirst-quenching drinks with a taste of lemon juice. Bottled lemonade is always sparkling – this is a still lemonade. Choose large juicy lemons.


  • 3 lemons
  • 100 g/4 oz castor sugar


Scrub the lemons, halve and squeeze out the juice. Reserve the lemon juice and place the lemon halves in a basin along with the sugar. Measure the water into a kettle or saucepan and bring up to the boil. Pour over the lemons and sugar and stir to dissolve the sugar. Leave until cold.

Strain the lemonade into a jug, add the lemon juice and chill well before serving. Pour into ice-filled