Chef Ryan's Recipe

Lemonade

6 20 mins

What better than a refreshing drink of homemade lemonade to go with a picnic? This recipe is a cheat and is for a lemon cordial that you mix with soda water to create lemonade.

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Ingredients

  • 6 x Large Lemons
  • 130g x Caster Sugar
  • 420ml x Water
  • Soda Water and Ice Cubes to serve

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Ingredients

  • 6 x Large Lemons
  • 130g x Caster Sugar
  • 420ml x Water
  • Soda Water and Ice Cubes to serve

Method

  1. Peel the zest of the lemons using a peeler, add to a saucepan along with 420ml cold water and the sugar.

  2. Gently bring to a simmer for 5 mins then turn off and let it rest for another 5 mins.

  3. Juice the lemons and add the juice to the mix. Pass everything through a sieve to remove the lemon peel. Then pour into a bottle.

  4. Makes 500ml of cordial  Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  5. When ready to serve, mix to a ratio of 1/5 – 1 part lemon cordial to 5 parts soda water. You can add some more if you like a stronger lemon flavour, add some ice and an extra slice of lemon.

Tips
  • Try adding a splash to a gin and tonic for a citrus Mediterranean vibe.
  • You can use the cordial to make refreshing cocktails – try using limes instead to make a lime cordial.
  • Will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month.
  • Try mixing olive oil, mustard a splash of lemon cordial and seasoning to make a delicious salad dressing.
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