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When I was a child we made our own lemonade :tup: . Similiar to ginger beer using a “plant”. Does anyone have a recipe for a lemonade plant please? Or could perhaps send me in the right direction. Google simply gave me the American version but the one Im after is fizzy. Perhaps I got my question wrong :shrug:
I have a recipe for Lemon Beer, I made it once years ago and it is quite a refreshing drink, but I have a feeling it did become a bit alcoholic. It doesn’t have a plant, but it is fizzy, so I’ll give you the recipe anyways:
500g brown sugar
500g white sugar
1/2 cup thick syrup
8 litres water
1/4 tsp dry yeast
Handful of sultanas
Grate the rind from the lemons and set aside. Cut lemons into 1/4 inch slices. Combine sugars, syrup and lemon rind in a large container (bucket or similar) Boil 2 litres of water and pour over the sugar mixture. Add remaining cold water and lemon slices. Add yeast, cover and let sit overnight.
Strain through cheesecloth and pour into bottles. Add 1/4 tsp sugar and a few sultanas to each bottle. Cap tightly and store in a cool place for at least 7 days before using. Makes about 8 litres.
It has a definite yeast-y taste, I think from memory I just used regular bread-making yeast, but you could probably use brewing yeast too. It reminds me a bit of making rhubarb champagne, but that uses wild yeast, as you leave the liquid uncovered for 24 hours when making that.
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