Old-fashioned lemonade

Make some cooling lemonade for those hot summer days.

You will need:


  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • A large jug of chilled water
  • ½ lemon per person


  • A kettle
  • A lemon squeezer
  • A small bowl
  • A strainer
  • A large jug and a small jug
  • Drinking cups
Sugar, lemons, strainer, jug of water, lemon squeezer and measuring cups.
What you will need. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums


How to make:

To make the sugar water

Step 1: measure ¾ cup of sugar into a measuring jug.

Step 2: with the help of an adult, boil water in a kettle and very carefully pour one cup of water over the sugar.

Step 3: Stir until the sugar dissolves and let the mixture cool while you make the rest of the lemonade. The sugar water will keep for several weeks in the fridge.

To make the lemonade