My favourite drink is actually quite boring, but always wonderful: water from the tap. I don’t need a fizzy drink, fancy apple flavour or anything else in it. Unless it’s homemade lemonade! I have loved this recipe since my childhood, when my mother used to prepare this wonderful lemonade in summer with a good shot of orange blossom water.
And of course, this refreshing drink is still very regularly found in my fridge today. The lemonade is made really fast. Just squeeze out the lemons and mix them with water and a little sugar. Finally, perfume it with a shot of orange blossom water and your drink is ready. If you like, you can also add one or two sprigs of fresh mint to the carafe. But what you should not forget are ice cubes!
I usually prepare one or two liters and then put the lemonade in the refrigerator. So there is always something there when I need a super refreshment. If you have concerns about the orange blossom water, I can reassure you: It’s very subtle in the lemonade, but it adds that certain something.
The lemonade, by the way, is not as sweet and goes more in the direction of an iced tea. But as always when you do something yourself: You decide how much sugar you want to put in and how lemony your drink should be. So you are welcome to vary it a bit. Now put on your sunglasses, put your feet up and enjoy your lemonade.
DIY: Lemonade with orange blossom water
- 800 ml Water
- 200 ml Lemon juice freshly-squeezed
- 1 Lemon
- 3,5 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Orange blossom water
- Squeeze out the lemons.
- Mix all ingredients together and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Wash and halve organic lemon, cut into slices and add to the lemonade.
- Serve lemonade chilled.