I am trying to coax some Spring weather forth with this number. I figure that if I go outside in a Summer dress, floppy sun hat and sunglasses with some Lemonade then some suitable weather will follow. Even though I missed a good month of this Winter weather I am well and truly over it.
I had a bounty of lemons spare and I thought what better way to use them than with a refreshing glass of _real _lemonade. Not the clear stuff that you buy in the supermarket (which by the way tastes good with Christmas Pudding Vodka) but the stuff with real lemon in it. I prefer leaving some pulp in my juice, although you could certainly strain it, and I added the zest as the fragrant zest is one of the best parts of a fruit. If you use a good vegetable peeler (I like the Oxo Good Grips one I got from my mother in law for my wedding kitchen tea) then you'll just get the fragrant yellow zest and not the bitter white rind, cheaper ones tend to hack away at everything and give you a bit of both.
I'll sit outside here for another few minutes freezing my bottom off before I run back in and turn on the heater...
Home made Lemonade
Makes 1 litre
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4-5 lemons depending on size and juiciness)
- Zest of 1 lemon (peeled using a vegetable peeler)
- 3 cups soda water, chilled
Step 1 - Place the sugar, lemon juice and zest in a saucepan and dissolve sugar over low heat. Cool.
Step 2 - Combine with chilled soda water and serve