Thursday, 1 August 2019
Making lemonade before they all rot and end up in the compost
Lemons have been falling off our trees, sounding like cannon balls falling in the middle of the night. I pick up about a dozen every morning. We have given bags of them away but still have many kilos all over the bench, in bowls and filling the fridge.
Time to have a freezing frenzy. Juice to make into icecubes, juice to freeze in bottles in the fridge and it is time to make fresh, sharp summer lemonade
First squeeze your lemons
I squeezed a helluva lot more than these. The compost was full
Simmer 1 cup of water and
3/4 cup of sugar until the sugar is dissolved
Take it off the heat. Add 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice
Put into a bottle or jug and keep in the fridge
It should keep for a few weeks in the fridge, maybe more.
To drink -
Put one part lemon syrup and 2 parts water into a glass. Top up with lots of ice
I add less sugar and more lemon juice. The usual recipe is
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1 cup lemon juice
Do the same thing with grapefruit or bitter lemon juice.
Mixes well with campari, vodka, raki and gin