14 July 2006


Recently, I've tried producing homemade lemonade. After a few accidents (in which my cheeks almost collapsed into singularities), I've found a rather basic formula for making it. It is easier than you might think, and it's very cheap too.

Below is the formula on how to prepare lemonade concentrate:

1) Wash a lemon and cut it into half.

2) Squeeze it using a citrus juicer or by hand with a sieve.

3) Dissolve 8 to 12 teaspoons of sugar (depending on how sweet you want it to be) in about 150 cm3 of warm water. Add ice or cold water until 200 cm3.

4) Mix sugar solution and lemon juice.

5) Refrigeration is necessary (or the lemon juice will turn bad).

6) To drink, dilute in a ratio of about 10:1 or more, depending on your preference.

The good thing about this lemonade concentrate is that it doesn't take up too much space in the refrigerator; the above formula can easily be contained in a Newater bottle. Yeah, it may lack a bit in terms of colour (which you can remedy, if you really want, by sprinkling some yellow food dye into it), but it is very easy to make. The only drawback is its high perishability. Even with refrigeration, I doubt it can last more than five days.

But preparing it will show you just how much sugar those lemonades sold commercially have.

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