Few drinks are better for hot summer days. However, lemonade is rather cumbersome to make despite calling for only three ingredients. It requires a lot of lemons. I would not have made it half as much as I do had it not been for the sitrus press attachment on my mixer. That being said, it is definitely worth the work.

Recently, I invited my eldest son (4) into the process, making it a lot more entertaining. Full disclosure, lemons are not the easiest for a four year old to handle with a kids knife. And I did question mye invite at least a couple times before we were done. But keeping calm and concentrated paid off, and we patiently got all of the cut in “half”. The juicing part was a delightful high in the process, and even little brother got to press one.

The result is 2 L explosive lemonade. Feel free to dilute up to 50/50, adjust to your preference.

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* Get extra flavorful lemonade by extracting the oils from the rinds. Cut the squeezed domes in four, pour over some of the sugar from the recipe and let sit at room temperature over night. Add some water and shake until the sugar is completely dissolved. Strain into the lemon juice and finish the recipe.


600 mL lemon juice (about 1.5 kg or 8-10 lemons)

400 grams sugar

400 grams water

Additional water for diluting


Slik gjør du

  1. Bring 400 grams (about 2 cups) sugar and 400 grams of water (about 2 cups) to a boil and simmer for a couple minutes before cooling.
  2. Juice lemons to 600 mL or about 2 cups.
  3. Mix the simple sirup and lemon juice and add water so that you end up with approximately 2 L lemonade (about 8.5 cups). Keep in fridge for up to a couple weeks. Adjust to taste with water, up to 50/50.

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