Time: 2 hours.

Sufficient to make 1 pint of lemonade.

Seasonable at any time.

  1. 1/2 lemon
  2. lump sugar to taste
  3. 1 pint of boiling water
  • Pare off the rind of the lemon thinly
  • Cut the lemon into 2 or 3 thick slices
  • Remove as much as possible of the white outside pith, and all the pips
  • Put the slices of lemon, the peel, and lump sugar into a jug
  • Pour over the boiling water; cover it closely
  • In 2 hours it will be fit to drink
  • It should either be strained or poured off from the sediment

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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