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Old Fashioned Lemonade in a glass with ice and lemon.
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5 from 14 votes

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Old Fashioned Lemonade - no fizz, just lemon juice, zest, water and a little sugar for the perfect refreshing summer drink!
Course Drink
Cuisine British
Keyword drink, lemon, Lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 .35 ltrs
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 3 large unwaxed or washed lemons
  • 130 g granulated sugar
  • 750 ml boiling water + 500 ml cold water
  • Garnish
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • Ice cubes


  • Start by placing 500 ml cold water in the fridge to cool.
  • Thinly par (slice or peel) the rind off the lemons in strips (trying to avoid as much pith as possible).
  • Place the parred lemon strips with the sugar in a heat proof jug and pour on the boiling water.
  • Agitate with a wooden spoon to help dissolve the sugar and leave to infuse for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cut the 3 lemons in half and juice then place in fridge.
  • Once the 20 minutes is up remove the parred lemon strips with a slotted spoon (or strain). Add the chilled water and juice.
  • Place back in fridge and when ready to serve add the lemon slices and plenty of ice.
  • Enjoy!