• Nothing beats a cold glass of home-made lemonade on a hot day. We pimped things up a bit by adding a splash of Pimm’s, orange and pomegranate to the mix.

    Recipe and styling by Leila Saffarian

    Photograph by Curtis Gallon

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    Home-made lemonade

    Serves: Makes 3 – 4 large jugs
    Cooking Time: 1 hr 30 mins


    • SYRUP

    • 200g (1 cup) sugar
    • 250ml (1 cup) water
    • juice of 5 fresh lemons
    • TO SERVE

    • soda water
    • No. 1 Pimm’s
    • pomegranate rubies
    • fresh mint
    • orange slices
    • ice



    Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and a thick syrup has formed.


    Remove from heat and add the lemon juice. Cool and place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.


    To serve, combine the syrup with 2 – 3L soda water and a dash of Pimm’s, and mix well. Serve with plenty of pomegranate rubies, fresh mint, orange slices and ice.

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