Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A lovely homemade lemon drink recipe...

Good Evening one and all.. 
How you all doing?  

Another lovely day here.. 
We had some rain through the night to water the plants and then sunny again today.. 

This has been such a lovely Summer here by the Bay of Fundy.. 

I posted last night about a lemon drink that we love and my sweet friend Sue thought she would like the recipe... 
So.. here goes.. 

Lemon Cordial... 

In a medium size pot combine 3 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water... 
Bring this to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.. 

In the meantime squeeze lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice..

My Mom brought me down a huge lemon and I squeezed over 1/2 cup out of it.. Then I just added another 1/2 cup of bottled lemon juice to equal 1 cup..

When the mixture has boiled for 5 minutes..

Add the 1 cup of lemon juice ...

And 2 Tablespoons of lemon zest... 

Stir well and store in a sterilized quart mason jar...

Cover and keep refrigerated... 

To serve...
Fill glass about 1/4 full of syrup .. 
Add ice and cold water to top.. 
You may add a lemon slice and cherry if desired.. 

You can add cold sparkling water instead of regular water or a bit of Sprite for fizz..

Let me know if you try it.. 
It is so nice to have all ready in the fridge for unexpected company or just to enjoy out on the deck after supper..

Hope you are all having a great week.. 

Old Home Week is winding down.. 
A big parade on Saturday.. 
Our kids love that.. 

A little lemon colored flowers in an old canning pot on our stoop..

A lad was in the shop today and I called it a stoop instead of a deck and he kinda looked at me funny..  
Yeah, I am from the back woods.. grin...

Well, take care dear ladies.. 
Talk to you all soon.. 


  1. I miss "stoops" - it is what we called them when I was a child. We would sit out on the stoop and chat the evening away! xo

  2. Oh yummy!
    Sounds so re-freshing
    could of used a glass the last few
    weeks in our area!
    After 6 weeks with "NO" rain & very high temps
    the Lord sent a wee-lil bit of rain last eve &
    today a cloudy & lil-bit cooler day!
    We are grateful :)
    See the things we can become grateful for..."clouds"! Ha!
    We shall try some lemon drink in our home,
    thanks for sharing.
    Glad things are going well-
    so wish we could come to the "lil-shop"!
    Our prayers & thoughts for your weekend.
    Lori for all XXX

  3. That sounds yummy! I might try it with the kids sometime

  4. Thanks for the recipe Faye. I will have to give it a try. I love lemons and lemonade. Love the yellow flowers. Glad your summer is going great there.

  5. Thank you for the your wonderful recipe for "Lemon Cordials"! I will be making them this weekend. MMMMMMM...they sound very refreshing! We love lemon. Thank you for being so quick!

    We have two "stoops" here at our cape cod home. That is what we have always called them......seems fitting...but then again....I still call the bassement the cellar!!!!

  6. This recipe for lemon cordial sounds so refreshing Faye. Thanks for sharing the recipe. We called our back step at home the "stoop" too. I lived in the city as you know, but Mum grew up in the country. :D Hugs, Pamela

  7. My Gram called her front porch the stoop. I didn't remember until you mentioned it. Good memories. :-)

  8. Sounds realy good this recipe!

  9. Great neighbor has a lemon tree and is always giving them to us...I just make pies and lemonade...this sounds delightful!!

  10. How refreshing..We need that here in Pa.
    So hot.
    Thanks for sharing Faye Henry.

  11. Wonderful sounding it basically a lemonade? Like a concentrate? Either way the homemade version would be just awesome.

  12. This looks very good, cool and refreshing. I still make your ginger ale recipe quite frequently. Lately I have been using our homemade peach juice and adding club soda to it. It makes a really refreshing drink as well. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  13. I'm going to try this! I'll let you know how it goes! :)

  14. Doing fine babes :-)
    NO.., you have had Summer ?
    Think we are just about to too :-) Lots of luvs :-) X X X

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  17. Hi Faye. Bev has beed giving me some helpful hints on blogging. Heard u r having the keepers over.LUCKY!!!!!!! Miss you. Bev n I visited but u were away. Great lemon cordial recipe...must try.

  18. Hi Faye,

    I am your brother Ernie's sister....guess that makes us sisters!!!!!

  19. I was telling Bev that you and Ernie are sooo much alike that you MUST be

  20. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Sounds and looks yummy!

  21. Thank you, Faye, for your recipe and above all sharing the lovely scenes and reflections from your life...I was looking at the beautiful pics and thinking, this reminds me of our trip [the first] to Canada when I was 8 or 9 years old. It is so much akin to when we landed at...And then above, to my delight, you wrote the magic words: Bay of Fundy! I remember taking a ferry there, a very grey and rough crossing. I'll never forget those incredible wide, clean-washed blue skies (truly, they looked like the hand of God had brushed across them) the morning after what was apparently the worst storm in about 50 years (and where were we the previous night? - out in the middle of a field, camping in our tent! We woke up the next morning to find the entire area abandoned - everyone else had taken refuge in local motels and inns!). How beautiful the rest of that trip was...We came up through Bar Harbor, Maine - this is so many years ago I have NO idea of the actual route, only a recollection of towns through which we passed - and went over into Nova Scotia. Everything we saw during that sojourn was so fresh, so beautiful...everyone we met was so kind. I remember making paperweights from the mud at Truro - we had those for years until they crumbled to nought. I can recall watching the tidal bore come in to fill the river bed - how it started out as just a line in the distance but shortly filled the entire river. Very impressive for a kid from Long Island whose only prior experience w/ low & high tide was how far the waves did or didn't come up the beach! [I remember the name of the ferry now, it has just come to mind these 44-odd years gone: the MS Bluenose.] Further around and inland, St. Andrew's By the Sea brought us memories to treasure of beautifully kept buildings and the best afternoon tea ever. Everywhere we went, the flowers were a wash of brilliant colour. And last, on the way back, Grand Pré with its great, open spaces and that statue in front of the little church that broke my heart even as a young girl, even though I couldn't have told you why. Inside those historic buildings were wolf pelts on the floor from the 1700's, of such enormous size they mingled with the sad history of the Acadiens to haunt my girlish memories for years...

    Faye, may your hearth be kept ever bright with the lamp of God's word, and ever warm with the gentle fire of His love.

  22. I tried your recipe today- yummy!