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Refreshing lemonades for hot summer days

Once the summer heat hits, nothing beats an ice cold, refreshing lemonade to quench the thirst. Have you tried making your own?

In this post, we give you 3 delicious and simple recipes with fresh fruit and herbs that you can easily prepare on a hot summer day.

Peach and thyme

  • 2 pealed peaches and 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1,5 dl water for the pan and 7 dl water added to the pitcher in the end
  • 2 dl lemon juice (from 4-6 big lemons)
  • 1 dl sugar (or cane sugar)
  • Ice cubes

Orange and basil

  • 2 pealed oranges and a big handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1,5 dl water for the pan and 7 dl water added to the pitcher in the end
  • 2 dl lemon juice (from 4-6 big lemons)
  • 1 dl sugar (or cane sugar)
  • Ice cubes

Strawberry and thyme/basil

  • 2 handfuls of strawberries and 2 sprigs fresh thyme or a big handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1,5 dl water for the pan and 7 dl water added to the pitcher in the end
  • 2 dl lemon juice (from 4-6 big lemons)
  • 1 dl sugar (or cane sugar)
  • Ice cubes

Here is how you do it

  • Put herbs, water and sugar in a pan at high heat.
  • Once it boils, take the pan off the heat.
  • Strain the leaves and pour the herbal syrup into a pitcher.
  • Let it steep for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Meanwhile, blend the fruit until smooth and strain the juice free of seeds and solids.
  • Mix the strained fruit juice in the pitcher with the cooled herbal syrup, add lemon juice and stir.
  • Add 7 dl cold water, stir and taste with sugar.
  • Serve the lemonade cool with a couple of ice cubes.

Make lemonade with the children

Making lemonade is also a great summer activity with the children and a great way of making them familiar with the wonderful world of herbs. You can find more child-friendly ways to add herbs when cooking in our blog post here. https://www.legro.dk/en/child-friendly-ways-to-add-herbs-when-cooking/

Fancy a smoothie instead?

Find 3 delicious recipes for refreshing, vitamin-rich summer smoothies with fresh herbs in our blog post here :  https://www.legro.dk/en/3-refreshing-smoothies-for-hot-summer-days/

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