Home-made lemonade

February 19, 2018 (Last Updated: November 13, 2018)
Home-made lemonade

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



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

  • 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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