Glasses of homemade cloudy lemonade

Homemade Cloudy Lemonade

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: English
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Cooling Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 4 litres
Author: Anna Bloomfield
My homemade cloudy lemonade recipe for either flat or sparkling lemonade - you choose! Absolutely delicious, so easy to make and perfect for any summers day.
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  • 450 g (2 cups) granulated sugar
  • 4 lemons
  • still or sparkling water (to dilute)


  • Measure the sugar into a pan and add 500ml (2 cups) water.
  • Heat gently, stirring often, until the sugar is just dissolved. Turn off the heat and leave to cool.
  • Juice and zest the lemons taking care not to remove any of the bitter white pith. Remove the pips from the juice.
  • Put the zest and juice into a blender or a bowl in which you can use a stick blender. Add 250ml of the cooled sugar syrup and blend for 30 seconds.
  • Place a sieve over a bowl, line with a piece of muslin or a clean tea towel and strain the liquid. Give the muslin a good squeeze then discard it and the zest.
  • Add the remaining sugar syrup to the lemonade and transfer it to a storage bottle.
  • Store in the fridge for up to a few days if it lasts that long.
  • To serve, let down 1 part lemonade to 3-4 parts flat or sparkling water.


Calories: 466kcal (23%) | Carbohydrates: 122g (41%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 149mg (4%) | Fiber: 3g (12%) | Sugar: 114g (127%) | Vitamin A: 25IU (1%) | Vitamin C: 57.3mg (69%) | Calcium: 28mg (3%) | Iron: 0.7mg (4%)

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