There’s nothing quite like homemade lemonade. With it’s bittersweet tang, this is one drink no home should be without. And really, who doesn’t like lemonade?
This is a super simple recipe to make a lemonade concentrate. You can add water for a refreshing drink, or use it to add a bit of yumminess to your afternoon weekend cocktails.
Freshly squeezed lemons
Sugar or a sugar substitute like fructose
You’ll mix your ingredients in a 1:1:1 ratio. So for one cup of lemon juice, add a cup of sugar and a cup of water, all into a small saucepan on the stovetop. If you don’t want it as sweet, add a little less sugar. Sugar substitutes are also often sweeter than sugar, so add a little less if using.
Heat the ingredients, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Once it’s completely dissolved, allow the mix to cool slightly.
Get a bottle – I like to use one with a rubber stopper, but any clean bottle will work. Rinse this thoroughly, then ensure it is completely germ free by filling it with boiling water. Rinse the lid (and funnel if using) in boiling water as well. Empty out the water and while the bottle is still hot, add the lemonade concentrate.
Leave this to cool slightly before storing in your fridge. Once it’s cool you can mix with water and enjoy!