Summer Picnic Recipe: Homemade Lemonade

Homemade lemonade is lovely and so easy to make. I always make stock syrup at this time of year and keep it in the fridge, whenever we have friends over or we’re going on a picnic I make a big jug of lemonade with sparkling water, perfect for lazy summer days.

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Ingredients for the Syrup (makes 28 fl oz)

  • 450g/1lb sugar
  • 550ml/1 pint water

Dissolve the sugar in water and boil together for 2 minutes, store in a covered jar in the fridge until required. It will keep for a couple of months.


  • 3 Lemons, juiced
  • 1 Orange, juiced
  • 125ml/4fl oz syrup
  • 1 ½ litre sparkling water


Squeeze the juice from the fruit and mix with the syrup and water to taste, serve with lots of ice and garnish with fresh mint.

Recipe provided by Judy Kavanagh and find Judy on facebook

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls