7 Reviews

We love barley water, but this is the first time I've made it at home, and it turned out really well. I reduce the recipe to make one litre bottle. Very tasty! Thanks Mandy!

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AmandaInOz October 20, 2008

I already had my eye on this one when I saw the great reviews and pics from other folks...also I saw Alton Brown make plain Barley water on his show. This was very good. I have been in the habit of making lemonade from scratch lately so this was really one other simple added step. Unique, I like that. I am going to try this out on some friends without telling them what it is. I will also try a sweetener like honey or maple syrup, maybe stevia (for MIL) in the future. Thanks Mandy! Made for ZWT4.

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Kitchen Witch Steph July 08, 2008

I halved the recipe and enjoyed the lemony taste, and so healthy too! Thanks Mandy!

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Sharon123 June 18, 2008

I was drawn to this recipe by puppitypup's beautiful picture and I'm glad. I've never had barley water before and this was really good! It's kind of like lemonade with barley in the background. I made half a batch and otherwise follwed instructions. Great drink! Thank you Mandy and puppitypup! Reviewed for ZWT4.

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mliss29 June 18, 2008

I was really hoping to like this drink, but it had a bit of a twang to it that just a little too strong for me. Thank you for posting Mandy. Made for ZWT, please see my rating system as i rate tougher than most.

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puppitypup June 18, 2008

WOW! This is FANTASTIC! I made a half recipe to try it out and now wished I made a full one. I'll just have to make it again. I added Splenda after straining it and it turned out with the perfect amount of sweet/tart flavor. I was pleasantly surprised by the honey like flavor of the barley water. This is a keeper. Thanks!

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Engrossed August 02, 2007

In an effort 1) to cut down the cost of buying soda at the store, 2) reduce caffeine intake, 3) reduce artificial sweetener intake, and 4) do a bit of research into possible Scandinavian ancient drinks (although they wouldn't have had lemon), I began looking around the internet for barley water recipes. I should've known I'd find a good one right here. :) The only difference in how I made it was that instead of granulated sugar I used honey. This drink is *well-worth* the very small amount of effort used to make it - I like it a lot better than lemonade, and it's certainly a lot better for you (than soda or other commercially available drinks with all their preservatives, as well). And I have breakfast already prepared for tomorrow morning, to boot! Worth every bit of the 5 stars. :) Thank you, Mandy!

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Julesong June 06, 2007
Old Fashioned Lemon (Citrus) Barley Water