Old Fashioned Black Currant Lemonade

Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. (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.).
  2. Cover the currants with 1 cup of water and boil until the fruit is soft.
  3. Strain the mixture, keeping only the juice.
  4. Add 1 cup of sugar to the juice and reheat.
  5. 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.
  6. When ready to serve, add ice cubes and the squeezed lemon halve to the chilled glass.
  7. For one serving of lemonade use equal parts syrup and equal parts cold water with juice from a half a lemon.


Most Helpful

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!

Tina and Dave July 25, 2008

This was sure good! The currants are wonderful in lemonade. My family enjoyed. Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

Lainey6605 June 29, 2008

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]

Sydney Mike June 02, 2008

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