When God gives you lemons, make lemonade. Two things. Firstly everyone who blogs up a lemonade recipe starts with this proverb and secondly there is no God. There is however a Waitrose, which is where we got our unwaxed fruit. So more accurately, when you go to Waitrose to buy lemons to make lemonade, make lemonade.

Cloudy Lemonade

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: nun
Skill level: easy
Serves: how much lemonade do you want and are you adding booze to it?


  • 4 unwaxed lemons
  • caster sugar – 175g
  • chilled filtered tap water – 1 litre
  • ice-cubes

Take four unwaxed lemons and cut each into eight pieces. Put in blender along with some ice cubes, half the sugar and half the water. Zap until you have a thick pulp. Strain through a sieve into a large jug.

Cloudy Lemonade

Return the pulp to the blender and add the remaining water, sugar and ice. Zap again until you are happy it can be blended no more and sieve into same jug/serving receptacle.

Cloudy Lemonade


Cloudy Lemonade


Verdict: In the highly subjective area of sweetness and sourness this ratio of lemons to sugar is bang on, you get a great sour hit with enough sweetness but not so much that you feel like you’re having a liquid pudding. Other interesting ways to use your lemons are these Cheesy Lemons with Basil Oil or this Lemon Thyme Cake.

Food: Kippers for him, a strange melange of edamame beans and miso soup with noodles and wakame seaweed for her.

Entertainment: Owing to Andy Murray apparently being more important than food, the Supersizers was postponed this week so we took the spectacularly wrong decision to watch Mission Impossible II on ITV 612. Truly a rubbish film and that combined with the interminable cloying adverts for washing liquid involving hideous wispy vocals and uber-twee wafty French bird, we had to bail half way before our ire was over-roused.


  1. Tried this out today in some vain attempt to bring forth a bit of Summer at Easter – Mrs. M. said it tasted “a bit like the Waitrose one”, which I can assure you is a compliment in this house. Thanks!

  2. it was very loverly and tastyxx

  3. Made it, indeed it was great. Strong though. I would recommend add more water.

  4. I don’t think I made it right ):
    The simplest of recipes and i can’t follow it!

  5. Hi Sarah, perhaps you got it right and just don’t like cloudy lemonade.


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