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Lemonade Recipe

Home made Lemonade Recipe from Somerset











Exmoor is primarily an upland area made up mainly of small villages and hamlets. The largest settlements are Porlock, Dulverton, Lynton, and Lynmouth, Simonsbath and Wheddon Cross.

This recipe is taken straight from the handwritten recipe book of my Great Grandmother, who was born and bred in the Brendon Hills of West Somerset, and is at least one hundred years old. Enjoy! Comments and suggestions for modern variations of the recipe most welcome.


Peel an orange and lemon very thin, taking to discard all white skin. Cut the peel into thin strips, put them into a bowl, and over them pour three breakfastcupfuls of freshly boiled water. Let the mixture stand until cold and then add to it the strained juice of two oranges and three lemons.

Put a stick of cinnamon and a teaspoonful of sugar into a basin over them pour 4 breakfastcupfuls of boiling water, stir until the sugar is melted, and then add the orange and lemon mixture. Strain all through a piece of muslin, and allow the beverage to go very cold before serving.

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Exmoor is a National Park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of south west England. Exmoor is located in two counties, with 71% of the park located in Somerset and 29% located in Devon