Fresh lemon lemonade

lemon lemonade, the perfect summer thirst quencher
Fresh lemon lemonade
I was able to discover the secret of this fresh lemonade during one of our Greek travels … simple but very tasty and refreshing!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mediderranean, Greek
Servings 6 L


  • 6-8 lemons (the juice should be about 500 ml)
  • 250 gr white sugar (cane sugar or coconut flour sugar will give a brown color to the lemonade)
  • 2 tblsp honey
  • 1 lemon zest of half a lemon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 l water (mineral water to dilute the syrup)
  • 1 handfull mint leaves (one for every glass)


  • We will first make a lemon syrup that we can dilute with water afterwards. This syrup can easily be kept in the fridge for a week, so you always have a supply to make a new bottle. Squeeze the lemons until you have 500 ml of juice. Pour the juice into a cooking pot together with the white sugar, lemon zest, honey and a pinch of salt. Let it simmer on a medium for a while while stirring. The sugar dissolves completely and after a while the juice becomes a bit more viscous. Turn off the heat and pour the juice through a sieve. Let it cool down completely.
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  • Keep the syrup in a bottle. Take a larger empty bottle of eg 2 liters, add 3 tablespoons of the syrup and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Ready, let the lemonade cool well and when pouring you can add a mint leaf to each glass. Here, at home, young and old are fans of this fresh lemonade. This lemonade brings the southern scents and the sun to your table.


During our trip through Greece I noticed that from the range of drinks you can almost always choose from “home-made lemonades”. I was able to learn the secret of this deliciously fresh lemonade and I would like to share it with all of you. However, anyone who has renounced the white sugar for 100%, I have to disappoint here. Because of the taste and authenticity of the recipe I still use a large proportion of white sugar, but I do replace it with birch sugar. I already replace the other part with local honey.
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