Homemade lemonade

Fresh and sweet

6 lemons
250g sugar
1 litre water

This is just one of several methods for making lemonade. I like it because it gets the most out of the lemon. You can also add some zest too.

Peel the lemons and roughly chop. Place in a blender with half of the water and the sugar. Blend until the mixture is somewhat smooth. Pass through a sieve to remove excess pulp and mix with the remaining water. Serve chilled.

You could add a handful of fresh mint leaves to the lemons and blend together to give a minty freshness. Strawberries, raspberries or blueberries also are great additions. You could even use sparkling water or tonic water if you like a fizzy lemonade. It’s really up to you, get creative and add whatever you like! Also makes a great base for a gin cocktail.

Chef: Aoiffe MacHale

Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, marketeer and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She launched abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

The website helencummins.com is a collection of all the things Helen values since moving to the island, running abcMallorca Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

Slow Living Mallorca is what sits at the heart of the hc/ website, which aims to inspire you to slow down and appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle. Alongside her editorial team, Helen handpicks the recommended businesses showcased here that adhere to SLOW: Sustainable, Local, Organic and made with Love.