Lemonade Syrup - the Easy Way

Recipe by The Dabblers
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 20-100




  • Read the whole directions FIRST so that you understand why the quantity of ingredients, yields and servings all depend on how many lemons you have when you start!
  • Take a couple of strips of zest from each lemon.
  • Juice the lemons.
  • Measure the volume of lemon juice then set it aside.
  • Put the same volume of water and the same volume of white sugar in a sauce pan with the zest.
  • Having ensured by stirring that sugar is all dissolved bring to boil and boil hard for 5-6 minutes then take off heat.
  • Allow sugar syrup to cool completely.
  • Mix syrup and lemon juice together.
  • Bottle and keep in refrigerator.
  • Mix syrup and chilled water or soda water in ratio of about 1 of syrup to 4- 5 of water/soda for a geniune old fashioned lemonade thirst quencher. (Or vodka and syrup 50/50 for limoncello!).
  • Some may strain the zest out before bottling but we never bothered - it looked attractively homemade.