Monday, March 18, 2013

Home-made Lemonade : Cook Like A Star

Home-made Lemonade anyone? A glass of refreshing, thirst quenching, delightful, icy-cool lemony-fragrant glass of Home-made Lemonade! Usually when I made lemonade, I would just simply squeeze out the juice from a couple of lemons, add honey, and top with lots of ice. But for this recipe, you've got to prepare it a day earlier. The lemons are zested and juiced. Next mix in some sugar and hot boiling water. Keep covered overnight in a cool place. The next day, strain, chilled and enjoy with lots of ice.



There are a few variations to this lovely drink. Some soda water may be added if you want to, but my kids prefer to add on some honey, as these are really tangy!


Lemons, such a wonderful citrus! Lovely scent of lemony citrus lingers in the kitchen, a natural air-freshener!


Soooo refreshingly good! Go and make some today!






This post is linked to Cook Like A Star, where this month's featured chef is Delia Smith, an event organised by my baking buddy, Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids together with co-hosts, Baby Sumo from Eat Your Heart Out and Mich from Piece of Cake.


I'm sharing this too with :
See Ya In The Gumbo hosted by Ms. enPlace
Recipe Box hosted by Bizzy Bakes



Home-made Lemonade
(source from : deliasmith.com)
6 large lemons
about 150gm granulated sugar
some honey to taste (my addition)

First scrub the lemons in warm water, then thinly pare the coloured outer zest from 3 of them using a potato peeler or zester. After that any white pith will need to be pared from the strips of zest with a sharp knife - this is important to prevent the lemonade tasting bitter. Now put the zest in a large bowl and add the squeezed juice of all the lemons (don't bother to strain the juice at this stage) and the sugar.

Next pour in 2-1/2 pints (1.4 litres) of boiling water, then stir well, cover and leave overnight in a cool place. Next day stir again and taste to check the sweetness, adding a little more sugar if it needs it. Now strain through a fairly coarse sieve, as it's nice of some of the lemon remains. Pour it into bottles, using sterilized corks, then chill thoroughly.

Serve the lemonade either straight or diluted with soda water, with lots of ice.


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26 comments:

  1. I'd never think of adding honey to the lemon in the drink - which is funny since I often combine the two in meat dishes. yuM!

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  2. Oh I love this drink, very cooling and refreshing.

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  3. Hi Joyce! This is so refreshing! Ideal drink to go with spicy food.

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  4. Such a refreshing drink, definitely a thristy quencher.

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  5. Perfect drink for a season like this. Wonderfully refreshing.
    Deepa

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  6. Refrescante y muy rico,hugs,hugs.

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  7. Fresh lemonade is absolutely delicious! Yours rocks!

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  8. I'm saving this lovely summery recipe for when the weather warms up- we had snow today! We love lemonade here. :)

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  9. Hi Joyce,

    We are waiting for the lemons on our miniature lemon tree to grow and so far only harvested ONE lemon!!! Our poor lemon tree is always attacked by citrus gall wasps, that's why. *sign*

    Hope to harvest more lemons to make this lemonade too.

    Zoe

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  10. It is definitely a perfect drink for hot weather.

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  11. Good morning, there, Joyce! Yes, I would like to have a glass of lemonade please with extra spoon of honey!

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  12. Ah.... this drink is just perfect for hot hot weather nowadays~

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  13. Hi Joyce
    I am sure alot of us will be commenting that this Lemonade is the right thing to quench our thirst in this hot weather! And more over Lemon is high in VitC. Me too, I love it with my Manuka Honey.

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  14. So refreshing and delicious. I love to have it with honey too.

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  15. It is a magic drink to keep cancer at bay. I love it too.

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  16. Hi Joyce,
    Can I have a glass of your cool and refreshing lemonade?
    Yes, I normally make lemonade like you too. But this recipe sounds great : )
    mui

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  17. Love this refreshing lemonade.

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  18. Joyce, that is the perfect drink for the current hot weather. I am sweating right now!

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  19. The first picture looks absolutely refreshing! Gonna try this for the super hot weather we are experiencing now!

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  20. WOW so refreshing ....Feel like having a sip :)
    ShrutiRasoi
    Today's Recipe
    Chiken Dumplings/Momos

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  21. Very refreshing thirst-quencher , Joyce ! Perfect for hot weather ....

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  22. Your lemonade looks delicious and refreshing. It will soon be time for lemonade here and I'll be able to give your recipe a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. Hi Joyce, this lemonade drink is nice and refreshing for this hot spell!

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  24. Very refreshing thirst quencher...love the honey add....

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  25. me too, would prefer honey to sugar. I think this is not only nice for our hot weather, also good to drink when i'm angry..can cool me down..LOL!

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  26. Thank you for linking up! I love the addition of honey.

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