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[Recipe] Old Fashioned Lemonade

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[Recipe] Old Fashioned Lemonade

The last few weeks in South Africa has been HOT HOT HOT! We defenitly need something to quench our thirst and keep us hydrated. This recipe is a bit high in sugar so take heed not to drink too much. Drink lots of water throughout the day and keep out of the sun.


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 6 cups Water
  • Peel of 1 lemon, cut into fine strips
  • Juice of 6 lemons
  • Optional mint sprigs & lemon slices for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. Add the water and sugar to a small saucepan. Heat until it starts to boil.
  2. Add lemon peel, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside until the mixture has reached room temperature.
  4. Pour the mixture through a sieve to remove the peel. Set aside.
  5. In a large pitcher add the lemon juice and half a cup of your sugar water syrup.
  6. Add 5 cups water.
  7. Feel free to add more syrup or water depending on your taste.
  8. Serve with ice and fresh mint sprigs.

Source: Food Network

Louise Pyper[Recipe] Old Fashioned Lemonade

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