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Lemonade – with homemade syrup

Lemonade with homemade syrup – Lemon syrup recipe with step-by-step pictures.

The homemade lemon syrup is a perfect keeper recipe which I learned from my athai many years back. My grandmother used to make this during summers and keep this inside the refrigerator. Whenever guests come, it is easy for us to serve this by just mixing it with water.

Even my perimma, my mom’s elder sister makes this and we used to enjoy this daily during our summer vacation. This is a very simple syrup made using sugar, ginger, and fresh lemon extract. We are boiling sugar syrup along with ginger till it reaches one string consistency. Then we are adding the fresh lemon syrup to this. This stays good for 2 months in the refrigerator.

If you ask me whether we can replace sugar with jaggery, the answer is no. Jaggery will not stay good for a long time.

Also, check out the watermelon sharbat, Shikanji, Gooseberry lemonade, Nanari sarbath, Basil lemonade.

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Lemonade recipe

Lemonade with homemade lemon syrup
Course Breakfast, Dinner, tiffin,
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • A big piece ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Peel the skin of the ginger and crush it roughly in a mortar and pestle.
  • Put sugar, water and ginger pieces in a vessel and boil till the sugar comes to one string consistency.
  • Put off the flame, cover it and allow this to completely cool.
  • Discard the ginger. Add a pinch of salt.
  • Filter the fresh lemon juice. I used Indian lemons.
  • Add this to the sugar syrup.
  • Lemon syrup is ready.
  • Store this in a clean glass bottle.
  • While serving add 2-3 tbsp of lemon syrup to 1 cup of water.
  • Mint leaves can be added while serving and fresh lemon wedges can also be added while serving.
  • You can soak little sabja seeds for 15 mins and add this to the fresh lemonade while serving.
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Notes

1. Never add lemon juice when the syrup is hot or warm.
2. Do not squeeze out too much juice from the lemon. This will give a bitter taste to the lemonade.
3. This Homemade lemon syrup if properly handled will stay good in the refrigerator for 2 months
4. Lemonade can be served as an appetizer for parties too.
  • Peel the skin of the ginger and crush it roughly in a mortar and pestle.
  • Put sugar, water, and ginger pieces in a vessel and boil.
  • Let  the sugar comes to one string consistency
one string consistency
  • Put off the flame, cover it and allow this to completely cool.
  • Discard the ginger. Add a pinch of salt.
  • Filter the fresh lemon juice. I used Indian lemons.
  • Add this to the sugar syrup.
  • Lemon syrup is ready.
  • Store this in a clean glass bottle.
  • While serving add 2-3 tbsp of lemon syrup to 1 cup of water.
  • Mint leaves can be added while serving and fresh lemon wedges can also be added while serving.
  • You can soak little sabja seeds for 15 mins and add this to the fresh lemonade while serving.
Lemonade
  1. Never add the lemon juice when the syrup is hot or warm.
  2. Do not squeeze out too much juice from the lemon. This will give a bitter taste to the lemonade.
  3. This Homemade lemon syrup if properly handled will stay good in the refrigerator for 2 months
  4. Lemonade can be served as an appetizer for parties too.

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46 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!!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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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    • 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

    • 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

  4. 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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