Homemade Lemonade.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Quick readers! The sun is still out and we haven't yet suffered a deluge of rain! I'm going to try and post about as many summery recipes as possible whilst we're all in the mood to make them.
This one is a recipe that my Mum makes every summer. Incidentally, it's her birthday today, so Happy Birthday Mum! Anyway, my Mum's recipe is for lemonade. It is the perfect summer drink, refreshing cool and looks absolutely gorgeous. Summer in a glass. It's a doddle to throw together too. So let's get cracking shall we?

See, summer in a glass... geddit? Must improve on jokes.

For my Mum's Homemade Lemonade you will need: 
4 sprigs of mint
2 lemons
2 tablespoons of sugar

I'd recommend making this one in the morning because it will need a few hours to chill. And a glass at midday is a must!  
To begin, slice up one of your lemons and then put the slices in a large jug. If the mint is fresh (as mine is, from the garden of Bob and Mavis - what brilliant names) give it a rinse over and then add that to the jug too. 

Juice your other lemon and guess what? Whack it into the jug.

Add in your two tablespoons of sugar, if you like your drinks a little sweeter, then add another half tablespoon of sugar.

 Then boil a kettle and fill your jug to the top with hot water.

Give it a stir to make sure all the sugar is dissolved. Allow yourself a minute of two to have a quick marvel at how pretty it is. Then leave the water to cool for half an hour or so. Once the jug has cooled off slightly, put it in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Make sure you let it chill, I know it looks tempting now but is so much better when cold.

And there we have it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Embrace the joke readers, apparently it's not going to get any better than this.
Enjoy with a few cubes of ice and the view of a sun kissed garden. Maybe tweet a picture and make all of your sweltering friends jealous. I may have done so...

Happy Sunshine Days!
L. xxxxx

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