Mom's best (almost) natural lemonade recipe
Updated: Aug 6
Sometimes, on a summer day, drinking water doesn't do the trick, and you're looking for something refreshing to drink.
Here on the farm the temperature on long summer days often reaches into the mid 40's. On those days, a big gorgeous glass of cold lemonade is a lifesaver.
If you have your own lemon tree, or you can buy or trade locally that's first prize.
This is a tried and tested family recipe, shared here with you.
Although this recipe has sugar, the lemonade is so concentrated that a little goes a far way. This is an (almost) natural recipe!
Lemons 10 - 12
Cream of Tartar 15 ml
Citric Acid 15 ml
Cups of sugar 12
Epsom Salts 15 ml
Boiling Water 1,5 litres
Grate the peel of one lemon
Squish juice from the lemons
Add juice and peel in a plastic or glass bowl
Add sugar, citric acid, Epsom salts, cream of tartar
Add boiling water and stir until everything is dissolved.
Pour into sterilized glass bottles and seal.
We collect pretty glass bottles with screw caps especially to make this lemonade. It makes an almost natural home made gift, which is always appreciated by friends.