Homemade lemonade with kaffir lime

The kids love a bit of lemonade, so why not make your own. The brown sugar in Sean Gravina’s recipe gives it a golden colour along with a more complex flavour. 

Homemade lemonade with kaffir lime


  • 1 litre (4 cups) lemon juice
  • 1.7kg brown sugar
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • A few kaffir lime leaves
  • Still or sparkling mineral water
  • Plenty of ice


  1. To make the lemonade, boil the juice and sugar together.
  2. Pour the boiled syrup over the sliced lemons and lime leaves and allow it to steep until it is cool.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the lemonade. This mix will keep for a week.
  4. When ready to use, mix one part of syrup to 3 parts still or sparkling mineral water. Fill a glass with ice and top with the lemonade.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 29 April, 2016. 

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