Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins
Here is a very old recipe for Black Currant lemonade. This is sooo good. I hope that you will enjoy this wonderful drink.
- 4 quarts fresh black currants, black, fresh
- 1 cup cold water, cold
- 1 cup white sugar, white
- 2 lemons
- (Boil the water and currants without the sugar until the fruit are soft. Sugar added too soon makes the currants tough, and they will not release their flavour.).
- Cover the currants with 1 cup of water and boil until the fruit is soft.
- Strain the mixture, keeping only the juice.
- Add 1 cup of sugar to the juice and reheat.
- Once the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has thickened a little pour the black currant syrup into a jar and seal, allow to cool, then place in refrigerator until ready to use.
- When ready to serve, add ice cubes and the squeezed lemon halve to the chilled glass.
- For one serving of lemonade use equal parts syrup and equal parts cold water with juice from a half a lemon.
This was gorgeous! Picked the berries today, didn't have enough so added red currants too! Just sampled it and so glad I made this!! The taste of Summer in a glass!! Thank you so much!
This was sure good! The currants are wonderful in lemonade. My family enjoyed. Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.
I wanted to make this earlier this year, but couldn't find ripe currants! AND NOW, they're out there, at least a friend found some for me, so here I am to tell you that this recipe makes A WONDERFUL, FRUITY LEMONADE! Thanks for posting your great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my teammages in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #17]