Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a British cousin of American lemonade. Makes an excellent mixer for gin, vodka, and tequila. Personally, I like it mixed with tonic water or soda water and poured over crushed ice on a hot summer day.


  1. Cut the lemons into pieces, put in a saucepan with the water and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, until the fruit is soft.
  3. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Remove from the heat, cover and cool.
  5. Strain before using.
Most Helpful

Hmmmmm, now I know what to do with my lemon harvest !!!

843905 December 04, 2008

I am so happy to find this!! I haven't made it yet and will add stars when I do, but my favorite soda from childhood was Schwepp's Bitter Lemon, which was difficult to find then and impossible now. I should have known that Miller would have had a solution for me, clever guy that he was.

Vina February 18, 2007

Great drink, you can buy it in Waitrose for about 50p a bottle... but making it's much more fun!

domthedude February 17, 2007