Monday, 22 October 2012

A taste of spring - Lemon Syrup

On this horrible un-spring like day i thought i'd share a lovely summer drink to brighten your day. Many years ago my dad used to make up bottles of this lemon syrup concentrate each summer and fill the freezer with the bottles so we always had iced lemon cordial to take to the river. It was so nice that a couple of years ago  when i stumbled across the recipe again i started making it myself.

The recipe is so simple and is printed on the back of the citric acid packets over here. It only takes about 5 mins to make too.

Lemon Syrup

Makes 1.5 L of concentrate

3C sugar
1.2 L boiling water
2 T citric acid
Juice and rind of 3 lemons

Dissolve citric acid and sugar in the boiling water. Then stir in the lemon juice and rind.
All done, Store in the fridge or if like me you make multiple batches at once i often freeze a bottle or 2.

Dilute 1 parts syrup to 3 parts water.

Delicious chilled with ice or hot with honey. A refreshing twist is to make it with soda water and add some chopped fruit. Yum. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful...i must give it a try with the neighbours lemons hanging over the fence lol! Thanks for sharing!