This is the world's best lemonade - I promise! The recipe I brought home from a vacation in Wales. Served in a tall jug with lots of ice cubes and waffer thin slices of lemon, nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon.

Ingredients (makes one tall jug of lemonade):

5 large lemons
2/3 cup sugar
4 cups water

Tip: Due to various reasons, like the lemons' size and ripeness, you can squeeze different amounts of juice from them. To adjust the tartness of this lemonade, add some extra sugar or extra juice, if the lemonade tends to be a bit on the sour or on the sweet side. If the flavor is right, but too intense, just add some water - however, keep in mind that the melting ice cubes further delute the lemonade.


1. Using a very sharp knife remove all zest from the lemons, then squeeze out all the juice into a bowl. Set aside.

2. Put the lemon zest and sugar into a seperate bowl and pour over the boiling water, stiring all the time, until the sugar has desolved. Leave to cool.

3. Strain the lemonade into a clean jug and add the lemon juice. Chill well and serve with ice cubes and very thin slices of an extra lemon.

With a jug (or more!) of this lemonade in your refrigerator, you wish the summer would never end - no matter how hot it is ... enjoy!