The warm summer days are finally here and we have the right drink for you. On hot days, refreshment must come not only from outside, but also from within. How about a sparkling lemonade?

For 5 liters of lemonade you need:

  • 6 organic lemons
  • 400 ml water
  • 300g sugar
  • 4 liters of mineral water
  • Ice cubes

If you want to avoid refined sugar, you can also use honey, maple syrup or elderflower syrup.

First you have to wash the lemons thoroughly. Then use a grater to grate fine pieces of the peel from a lemon so that you have 2 teaspoons of lemon zest.

Now heat 400ml of water in a pot. Add the sugar and lemon zest. Cook the whole thing for about 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. The liquid should now cool down.

Squeeze the lemon you have already used with 4 more lemons and add the lemon juice to the cooled sugar water.

In the next step, pass the liquid through a fine sieve so that there are no seeds or pulp in the lemonade. But if you like the pulp, you should just make sure that there are no more seeds in the lemonade.

Now cut the remaining lemon into slices. Put the lemon syrup in a large container and pour it over with 4 liters of mineral water.

Now the base of your lemonade is ready. But you can now refine it as you wish. For example with herbs such as mint, rosemary or basil. Fresh fruits are also great for a delicious lemonade. Simply add your favorite fruits to a small portion and enjoy other flavors as well.

Our favorite: lemonade with basil

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Written by Catherine