Cloudy Lemonade For A Summer Day

Cloudy Lemonade For A Summer Day

I am thinking that carrying a pitcher of lemonade out into the yard or garden counts as portable food, and since I am always, always in a hurry I am no doubt on the run. You could, of course, pour this gloriously simple, old-fashioned lemonade into a thermos flask and take it on your way.

If the mood takes you, you could consider adding a handful of raspberries to the blended jar to create pink lemonade.


4 cups chilled club soda or other carbonated water

2 whole unwaxed lemons, cut into eighths

1/4 cup superfine sugar, or to taste

Ice cubes


-Put the water, lemons, and sugar into a blender in two batches, and blitz until the lemon it pureed.

-Sieve the lemonade into a pitcher, pressing down into the sieve, and then pour into tumblers filled with ice.

Serves 4-6.

Excerpted from Nigella Fresh by Nigella Lawson. Copyright 2010 by Nigella Lawson. Published in the U.S. by Hyperion. All Rights Reserved. Available wherever books are sold.