I love lemonade and there isn’t anything more refreshing in summer. Non-alcoholic, that is.
So I was obviously very happy to hear that Felicity Cloake has done her experiments to determine how to make the perfect lemonade. The whole article you can read here, along with the rest of the recipes she tried, but here is the ultimate recipe:
If you prefer a sparkling lemonade, add only 250ml cold water to the blender and then top up the jug with cold soda water just before serving.
2½ unwaxed lemons
50g white caster sugar
570ml cold water
Pinch of salt (optional)
¼ cucumber, sliced
Small bunch of mint
1. Cut one of the lemons into chunks and put into a food processor or blender, along with any juices from the chopping board and the juice of the remaining one and a half lemons, the sugar, the salt if using and a little of the water. Whizz to a puree, then add the rest of the water. Taste and add a little more sugar if necessary.
2. Pour into a jug add the slices of cucumber and a couple of sprigs of mint, then chill until ready to serve.
3. Serve over ice with a fresh slice of cucumber and a fresh sprig of mint for each glass.