Traditional lemonade

Traditional lemonade


  • 300g sugar
  • 6 lemons
  • 3 cups (750mL) water
  • Soda water, to serve


Peel lemon rind into strips. Squeeze juice from lemons into a jug, cover and store in the fridge.

Place the sugar in a glass mixing bowl, stir in the lemon rind, cover with plastic wrap and leave overnight.

Add 3 cups of boiling water to sugar and rind, stir until sugar has dissolved and add lemon juice.

Strain syrup into a glass bottle, allow to cool and then store in fridge.

To serve, pour a small amount of syrup into a glass (less than you would use to make up cordial) and fill glass with soda water. Adjust to suit your sweet tooth.


  • Adjust the sugar levels to suit your sweet tooth.
  • The recipe is easy to make, and a great excuse to teach kids what traditional lemonade tastes like. So much better than store bought!

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