December 10, 2023

Jamaican Lemonade Recipe: When it’s hot outside there’s nothing like a long cold drink to cool you off. The Jamaican lemonade that I knew as a child is better described as limeade because we used limes instead of lemons, which were not easy to find. I’ve created this recipe to taste like the “lemonade” that I remember. We used wet sugar, which had a strong molasses flavour. To duplicate that flavour I added a few tablespoons of molasses to the mix. You may find this drink quite sweet, but that’s because you’re supposed to pour it over ice, which will dilute the flavour. If you prefer it less sweet then just use less sugar.

Presentation Tip: Slice 1 lime or lemon and put it in the jug with the lemonade for a beautiful presentation. This recipe also makes a wonderful mix for cocktails. Add some rum to a jug or a glass to make a quick punch.

8 cups cold Water
8 juicy Limes (you may need 1 or 2 more)
1 juicy Lemon
2 cups Brown Sugar, packed
2 Tbsp Molasses
1. Juice enough limes and 1 lemon to make 1 cup of juice
2. Add brown sugar, juice and molasses to the water and stir until all the sugar has dissolved
3. Pour in a jug and refrigerate

Makes 8 servings
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I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.


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