A Taste of late summer Sunshine

  28 Sep '19   |  Posted by: Birlinn

Join us for a celebration of sunshine with this recipe taken from Dear Alfonso by Mary Contini


Home-made Lemonade

  • 1 litre cold water
  • 175g granulated sugar
  • 2–3 Amalfi unwaxed lemons
  • Fresh mint or basil

Make a sugar syrup by adding half of the cold water to the granulated sugar. Bring to a simmer and once the sugar has dissolved, boil for 10 minutes to make a syrup.

Add the rest of the water.

Wash and zest the lemons and then, after warming them in your hands, squeeze them to collect about 100ml of juice and pulp.

Add this to the syrup and check the flavour, diluting as required.

Refrigerate for about 4 hours to chill.

Serve with some cubes of ice and some fresh mint or basil leaves.

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