Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Simoninigan Lemonade

We made the first official batch of Simoninigan Homemade Organic Lemonade in the backyard yesterday and we thought we would share the recipe so that our devoted blog readers could enjoy this refreshing & fun to make summer-time drink. So here goes . . .

1 Slice as many organic lemons as you want (or have) in uniform thin slices, by halving the lemons from pole to pole before slicing horizontally. Don't peel the lemons but make sure to give them a good scrub first.

2 Add approximately 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar per lemon - more or less depending on your taste for tart vs sweet.

3 Now here comes the fun part, mash the sliced lemons & sugar with a potato masher until the lemon slices give up their juice, the sugar is dissolved and the juice is thickened to a syrup consistency, about 5 minutes.
This should be done in a glass non-reactive bowl but, we do it in a pot so one child can hold the pot handle whilst the other mashes. This is a great activity for either excited kids and/or frustrated parents.

4 Next pour your mashed up lemons & sugar through a large sieve over a bowl and press on solids with masher or back of wooden spoon to release as much liquid as possible.

5 Compost lemons, transfer liquid to glass serving pitcher, add cold water to desired taste & stir until blended. Taste for sweetness & add more sugar or if you want to be fancy add one Tablespoon of grenadine to turn the lemonade pink. Add ice to chill and enjoy!

Let us know if you try it.


  1. This sounds delicious and fun to make. Perfect drink to welcome warmer weather. Will try it. Thanks!

  2. Awesome! I am going to set up a lemonade stand in my Trailer Park in the summer for some extra money! hahahahah


    It's a great recipe, we've used it for a few summers.