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Glass of lemonade, garnished with a thyme sprig

Homemade lemonade

Published: April 13, 2022 at 11:57 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

When temperatures rise, nothing beats an ice-cold glass of sweet-sour lemonade. Make your own using four simple ingredients (including a sprig or two of thyme)


Try our homemade lemonade recipe then check out our pink lemonade cocktail, rhubarb cordial, citrus peach cooler and more picnic drinks recipes.


  • 4 large lemons, juiced
  • 60g caster sugar
  • a pinch fine sea salt
  • 2 sprigs (optional) thyme


  • STEP 1

    Mix the sugar into the lemon juice until dissolved (add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter lemonade). Mix in the salt and 500ml of chilled still or sparkling water, taste and add a little more water if you prefer it more diluted. Pour into two tumblers with ice and garnish with thyme, if you like.


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