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A refreshing drink for warm summer days
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Norwegian
Keyword: easy fresh drink, fresh drink
Servings: 1 lemonade


  • 4 lemons
  • 4 dl Sugar
  • 2 dl water
  • 1 bucket ice cubes


  • Start by washing the lemons in cold water.
  • Then grab a peeler and grate off the lemon zest. I usually aim for long peels, these will be used for decor only so don't bother if you can't get them too long.
  • Grab a kettle and heat up the water until it is boiling. Add sugar and whisk it in until the sugar is completely dissolved in the water. 
  • Now grab those peeled lemons and squeeze out the juice, discard the rest of the lemons and strain the lemon juice.
  • Add the lemon juice into the syrup and give it a stir. Now you have lemonade syrup.
  • Pour all the goodness over a jar that I have filled with the lemon zests and ice.
  • Top off with water if necessary.


The syrup can hold in the fridge for a week or so if you leave it in an airtight jar. Also, the first sips are usually quite strong so if you want it a bit more subtle just let the ice melt a bit or add a bit of water... anyway, enjoy that goodness.