Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

My mum used to make this for me when I was a kid. She would use lemons, oranges or a mix of both, but I prefer just lemons. The recipe suggests 1 cup of the syrup to 2 or 3 cups of water or ginger ale, but I think you need to mix it to your liking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put sugar and water in saucepan, heat enough to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Pour over shredded rind and allow to cool.
  3. Strain and add juice.
  4. Dilute to taste.
Most Helpful

I made a double batch of this lemonade for my son's Taste of Australia party. Everyone loved it and there wasn't any left. Thanks JustJan Bullwinkle

bullwinkle August 18, 2008

Such a refreshing home-made drink that is great for the weekend! I didn't quite have enough lemon juice so I did use an orange and some of that bottled lemon juice to top it up to the full cup required. Once diluted to our tastes, it went down a treat (though my DH took a swig before I had diluted it - his face was precious!).I even put star shaped ice cubes in with it :) I really enjoyed making this, it was my first attempt at a beverage recipe, and I am very pleased with the outcome!

delnz99 January 28, 2006

Another great recipe posted at Recipezaar. I made two patches of this recipe. One the way it was stated and the other one I added two squeezed limes and I cut up lime added to the mixer.

Audrey M January 04, 2006