Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LEMONADE – WITH HOME MADE LEMON SYRUP

   Summer has started and most of us don’t feel like eating anything rather than drinking lots of water and having fruit juices. My mom’s sister makes this lemonade with home made lemon syrup, one for every summer and even my athai also makes this. Suddenly i thought of making this and i asked my mom to pass on the recipe to me from her sister.
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INGREDEINTS:
LEMON JUICE(SQUEEZED FROM FRESH LIME) 1 CUP
SUGAR 2 CUPS
GINGER A BIG PIECE
WATER 2 CUPS
SALT A PINCH
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METHOD:
  • Peel the skin of the ginger and roughly chop it.
  • Put sugar, water and ginger pieces in a vessel and boil till the sugar comes to one string consistency.
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  • Put off the flame, cover it  and allow this to completely cool.
  • Discard the ginger. Add a pinch of salt.
  • Squeeze out lemon juice from fresh lemons.
  • Filter this and add to the sugar syrup.
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  • This yields approximately 2 and 1/4 cup of syrup.
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  • Store this in a clean glass bottle.
  • While serving add 1/4 portion of lemon syrup to 1 portion of water.
  • Add a tblsp of extra syrup if you want more.
  • Mint leaves can be added while serving and fresh lemon wedges can also be added while serving.
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NOTE:
  1. Never add the lemon juice when the syrup is hot or warm.
  2. Do not squeeze out too much of  juice from the lemon. This will give a bitter taste to the lemonade.
  3. This syrup if properly handled will stay good in refrigerator for 30 to 45 days
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45 comments:

  1. This is awesome recipe n much needed for summer rather than rushing for bottled drinks this serves the purpose.. it would be wonderful if we mix with soda i guess.. Too good i am making it for sure!!

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    1. Even i also had this idea of mixing soda to this.

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    2. nice one.. which sister of mother makes it for you every summer??

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  2. Perfect thirst quencher for the summer jay.Approx how many lemons would u req for 1 cup of juice.Any idea.

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    1. Sudha , for 1 cup approx 10to 12medium sized lemons I used. As it depends on the juiciness of the lemon I didn't mention the no in therecipe

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  3. Very refreshing...Remember my mom making this syrup every summer too

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  4. wow....very refresching drink dear....lovely...

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  5. refreshing ...love the picture

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  6. Very refreshing, I like the addition of ginger to it..

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  7. Wow..What a refreshing drink!

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  8. Never made lemon syrup, my mom used to make instant lemonade without the syrup & I used to follow her. Now that I have got the recipe, will try it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I am going to try this soon.looks very refreshing.......
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  10. Refreshing and apt for this summer

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  11. Perfect thirst quencher for this hot summer here in chennai. Love all the clicks.

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  12. I make this every summer too since my daughter and husband are huge lemonade fans... I too add ginger.. i think ginger and lemon go so well together and remind me of sugarcane juice :)

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  13. lemonade looks so refreshing

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  14. Refreshing quencher for the summer...

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  15. Amma makes it too but a diff version...perfect recipe for summer. Feel like grabbing that glass right away :) Lovely clicks and luved that cute little bottle/jar :)

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  16. wow....soo refreshing!!

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  17. Thirst quenching lemonade. Slurp. Lemonade is always so easy to make and such a comfort drink to rely on.

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  18. Looks very refreshing..love ginger and lemon combo..

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  19. refreshing drink. Love the syrup method.

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  20. Wow!! very refreshing. Feel like having right now.

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  21. very very refreshing and good combo..lemon and ginger

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  22. very nice recipe. I will make this soon thank you

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  23. going to make this... very refreshing ... summer is here... and thank you for the comments at my space.. :)
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  24. I wish can have that glass now ...so perfect for this weather

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  25. so refreshing and perfect for summers !!

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  26. Perfect for summer
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  27. Wowww... Looks absolutely perfect and refreshing.. thanks for sharing dear :)
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  28. looks too good n nice bottle of the lemon syrup..perfect drink

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  29. Refreshing and perfect. I was wondering how long can I store it. But I guess if I make it it won't last for over 3 days. I love lemonade with ginger :)

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    1. thanks for sharing the award with me. Even the lemonade got over in 3 days at my place, but normally when preserved properly , this will stay for a month

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  30. Love this a lot and I too make sugar syrup but not to string consistency, just to rolling boil that's all. Looks so refreshing and perfect for summer :) Slurp slurp :)

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    1. Even i feel rolling boil is enough if we make in small quantities. My perimma makes in bulk and store for a month as they have a few lemon trees in their house

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  31. Perfect thirst quencher in summer's......very yum....

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  32. Thnks for the lemon syrup recipe,,.will try sometime,,,:) wish ya happy festival,..:)

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  33. Really i Love this!!!!!!

    As i was not well known about the ready made storage of the stuff but now i will make a lot of it and store for at about 7 days.

    So when feel to have refreshingly stuff will opt for this.

    Thanks for the update.

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  34. How many days can I preserv this syrup

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    1. Geeta you can preserve this for 30 to 45 days in the refrigerator. Updated in the post too

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  35. If i want to add pudina to it
    So how and when i add it

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    1. Add mint leaves while adding the ginger pieces. Will give a nice flavour

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