Deliciously Refreshing – Old Fashioned Lemonade Cordial Recipe

Homemade lemonade recipe
There’s nothing as refreshing as a cool glass of Homemade Lemonade on a hot summer’s day. With summer showing no signs of waning, having a batch of Lemonade Cordial at hand means you can whip up a tray of cool drinks in a flash.

This recipe was passed on to me by my friend Dani Venn a few summers ago, you can make it up with plain or sparkling water.  Freeze the diluted mixture in icy-pole moulds to make a cool treat for the kids.

The lemon syrup also tastes fantastic in cocktails and mixed drinks, just add a shot of vodka and soda and you’ve got yourself a ‘hard lemonade’.

lemonade syrup recipe

Deliciously Refreshing Old Fashioned Lemonade
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 4 L
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup lemon zest
  • Lemon slices and Ice (to serve)
  • Still or sparkling water (to serve)
  1. To make lemon syrup
  2. Add sugar and water to a medium sized saucepan and stir on high heat until the sugar completely dissolves.
  3. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and zest.
  5. Pour into a sterilised jar or bottle and refrigerate until required
  6. To make Lemonade
  7. Add 1 part lemon syrup to 3 parts still or sparking water in a tall glass or jug and serve with ice and lemon slices.
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