01 Aug homeade lemonade
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. You can find lemons pretty much everywhere which means you are never very far away from a giant jug of your own homemade lemonade.
We love the addition of rosemary to our lemonade but you can also garnish your glass with mint, basil or even lavender.
250g of sugar
1.2 litres of water (5 cups)
6 lemons (plus 1 extra for garnish)
Fresh rosemary, to serve
Put the sugar and 250ml of the water into a saucepan. Gently simmer over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Squeeze the lemon juice from 7 of the lemons into a large jug. Now add the cooled sugar syrup and the rest of the water. Mix really well. Add plenty of ice.
Serve in a cold, ice-filled glass with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish.
This recipe first appeared in Insider Magazine in The Irish Independent on July 17th