Summer Fun... Homemade Lemonade!

When it comes to summer weekend activities, I’m hard pressed to think of anything more traditional, old fashioned, and charming as making homemade lemonade. This recipe is one that we’ve used in our household on several occasions and is super easy for kids to follow.

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

First things first. Set up your lemonade stand using some old crates or a table {the more rustic the better}. Make your lemonade sign as bright and big as you can; think yellow paints on an old piece of wood, or texta on a large piece of cardboard. It’s best to choose the hottest day of the year to maximise your patronage.

Next, practice your cutest facial expressions in the mirror. You might like to take some lessons from Puss in Boots and his legendary performance in Shrek. When choosing your outfit, opt for something adorable with a hint of nostalgia. Play classic hits from the 70s and 80s on your boombox to lure unsuspecting oldies towards you.

Finally, charge said oldies 25c per glass for the privilege of sampling your citrusy brew, and then blow the lot on mixed lollies from the local milk bar. Mmmm… it’s retrolicious!

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
    1 cup (250ml) lemon juice
    3 cups (750ml) soda water, chilled

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

  • Place the caster sugar in a saucepan with 1 cup (250ml) water.
  • Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Allow to cool. Stir in the lemon juice.
  • To serve, top with chilled soda water.

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