I want to use this space to brainstorm your favourite non-alcoholic drink recipes … post a comment with your best ideas. Here’s mine, you’ve seen this before:
Fuck You Wolfie Lemonade Concentrate
In a saucepan, stir together 1.5 cups of granulated white sugar (300 g) and 1 cup water (230 g) [for fancier drinks, add a stick or two of fresh rosemary to this while boiling.]
Heat until the mixture boils and the sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
Meanwhile, juice 8 medium-sized lemons until you get 1.5 cups (340 g) juice. Strain the juice to remove pits and pulp.
Once the sugar syrup has cooled a bit, add the lemon juice, stir, leave the rosemary in, and then put in a container. You can freeze this (for 3-6 months) or store in the fridge for a week.
You now have about 3 cups concentrate.
When you’re ready for drinks, you add 50% concentrate with another liquid – regular water, carbonated soda water, bitter tonic water, or ginger ale. I also put in a splash of cranberry juice.
It is dynamite, let me tell you. I’ve served it for catering events and drinkers often like it better than the wine being served!