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Lemonade recipe

Lemonade with homemade lemon syrup
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, tiffin,
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Jeyashri suresh


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


  • 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.


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.