If there is something that screams summer/fun/party/picnic/secret meeting/a day ending in Y for the characters in Enid Blyton’s stories, it is a glass or 7 of lemonade.
This isn’t the full-of-chemicals-and-mountains-of-sugar rubbish, this just has 3 ingredients, making it great for kids (and adults!) to drink by the bucket load.
This of course has sugar, but no where near as much as shop-bought…and don’t get me started on sugar-free….mmmmm chemicals.
You can make this fizzy (if you really can’t bear it to be still) by adding carbonated water instead of still.
This makes 2 pints approx
3 large lemons
2-3 tbsps of sugar
We use a big jug or a clip topped bottle (and I use a funnel so I don’t make a ruddy mess) and squeeze the three lemons as dry as you can. Don’t worry if you get pulp in it too..it’s tasty.
Add the 2 or 3 tbsps of sugar. We only use 2 as we like it tart, but if you like it sweeter add a little more.
You then give it a good stir/shake till the sugar has dissolved and then you top up to the top of the jug/bottle with water.
THAT’S IT. DONE.
We store ours in the fridge and serve with ice and a slice.