Citron Presse (French Lemonade)

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by AlainaF

A refreshing non-alcoholic citrus beverage from Laura Calder perfect for hot summer days. Using only lemon juice, water, and sugar, it's a French twist on the classic lemonade drink.--from foodnetwork for ZWT 8.

Top Review by IngridH

Very good! I'd much rather make my own lemonade than rely on a package full of who knows what. This was quick and easy, and makes a very refreshing drink. I would change the number of servings on the recipe though; the nutrition information is really misleading. At 1 tablespoon per serving, this makes 32 servings at about 48 calories each... Made for ZWT8

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make lemon syrup: put the sugar and lemon in a saucepan with water. Bring to a boil just 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  2. Put 1 tablespoon of lemon syrup in a glass with a few ice cubes and a sprig of mint. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Stir in cold water to taste. Sweeten with more syrup, if you like.

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