Wednesday, July 12, 2006


I've always loved lemonade. However, it's not a very common drink in Sweden - you can't buy it in the stores (at least not the usual ones) so I mostly got hooked on it (like with so many other things, sigh) when I've been abroad. And for some reason, I never tried making my own. Until I saw this perfect little recipe over at Tülin's blog! It looked so simple... and guess what - it was simple. And absolutely delicious. A keeper!

I had a couple of limes that needed using up, so I threw them in - it worked very well. You can use any quantity of lemons, just add about 100 g of sugar for each lemon. I added about 50 g each for the limes, they were large and quite tart. Also, Tülin specifies to use thin-skinned lemons - but as I couldn't find any, I worked with what was in the store. And that seemed ok, too.


4 lemons
2 limes
500 g sugar

Clean the fruits very well. Cut them into small dice - don't peel them first, just cut them into dice. Place in a big bowl, and add the sugar. Stir well. Cover with a cloth, and leave at room temperature over night. Next day, all the juices will be released, and you have concentrated lemonade. Pass through a sieve, squeezing on the citrus bits to release all their liquid, and then filter through a coffee filter to make sure it's all clear liquid. Store in the fridge, and when you want to drink, simply mix a spoonful with as much water (regular or carbonated) as you want.


Kevin said...

Homemade lemonaid simply can't be beat on a hit summer day.

Marilyn said...

Lemonade--or limeade--is perfect for summer drinking. I recently made some myself, and I love it with some carbonated water.

Alanna said...

Love the addition of the limes. And ... what about ginger ale? It's another wonderful summer surprise if you like tart/sweet cold drinks.

fenix said...

Brämhults har ju lemonad i sitt sortiment, jättegod! Jag har druckit en och annan flaska hittills pga citron-cravings. ;) Fast hemgjort går inte av för hackor det heller!

Rachael said...

If you heat the sugar with an equal amount of water (and let cool) before ahead of time, it makes the lemonade that much better...since it is all dissolved.

Beautiful (as always) photo!

Anne said...

Kevin - absolutely. And Marilyn - it's even better with carbonated water!

AK - ginger ale, there's an idea. I've never thought about making my own though.

Fenix - DET har du helt rätt i! Den är god - lite söt, men det går att späda med mer vatten. Tack för påminnelsen :)

Rachael - thank you!! Not sure if it works with this recipe since it doesn't have any water, it depends on the sugar melting with the lemons, but I'll have to try. :)

domestic cat said...

Very nice twist to add lime Anne! Thank you for referring to my recipe and I am very glad you liked the result. Hope you are having some hot summer days to enjoy it:-) Greetings