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Homemade refreshing summer drinks…

June 11th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

As soon as the weather turns hot we find that we are looking for cooling drinks to replenish our thirst, so here are a few homemade BBC Good Food recipes you can make for you and your family:
 
Homemade lemonade
 
This is such a classic recipe but it is also inexpensive and delicious, so it had to be on the list.
 
You will need 3 unwaxed lemons, 140g of caster sugar and 1 litre of cold water. Place the lemons, sugar and half the water in a food processor and blend. Then sieve into a bowl, squeezing out any left over juice and then add the rest of the water, chill and then serve in a jug.
 
Raspberry cordial
 
You will need:

  • 500g raspberries
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar

For the method please follow this link http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2252647/raspberry-cordial

Elderflower, lemon & vanilla cordial

Homemade Elderflower cordial is very popular so we checked out this alternative.

  • 1kg caster sugar
  • 2 unwaxed organic lemons, halved, plus a strip of peel
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds reserved
  • 1 tbsp citric acid powder or vitamin C powder
  • about 40 fresh elderflowers, shaken free of bugs, lightly rinsed

 
For the method please follow this link http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2137638/elderflower-lemon-and-vanilla-cordial