Bitter Lemon

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

This is a British cousin of American lemonade. Makes an excellent mixer for gin, vodka, and tequila. Personally, I like it mixed with tonic water or soda water and poured over crushed ice on a hot summer day.

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  1. Cut the lemons into pieces, put in a saucepan with the water and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, until the fruit is soft.
  3. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Remove from the heat, cover and cool.
  5. Strain before using.
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5 5

Hmmmmm, now I know what to do with my lemon harvest !!!

5 5

I am so happy to find this!! I haven't made it yet and will add stars when I do, but my favorite soda from childhood was Schwepp's Bitter Lemon, which was difficult to find then and impossible now. I should have known that Miller would have had a solution for me, clever guy that he was.

5 5

Great drink, you can buy it in Waitrose for about 50p a bottle... but making it's much more fun!