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Perfect Homemade Lemonade

During the hot summer months, what could be better than a refreshing glass of sweet and sour lemonade? Homemade versions are so much more refreshing than a shop bought one and did you know, studies have shown the smell of citrus can help reduce stress? Just imagine all the tension draining away as you sip a cool glass of lemonade! Here’s our favourite recipe for you to try:

Step 1: Ingredients & Recipe (Makes 600ml)

  • 2½ unwaxed lemons
  • 50g white caster sugar
  • 570ml cold water (If you prefer a sparkling lemonade, add only 250ml cold water to the blender and then top up the jug with cold soda water just before serving).
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • ¼ cucumber, sliced
  • Small bunch of mint


  1. Cut one of the lemons into chunks and put into a food processor or blender, along with any juices from the chopping board and the juice of the remaining one and a half lemons, the sugar, the salt if using and a little of the water. Whizz to a puree, then add the rest of the water. Taste and add a little more sugar if necessary.
  2. Pour into a jug add the slices of cucumber and a couple of sprigs of mint, then chill until ready to serve.
  3. Serve over ice with a fresh slice of cucumber and a fresh sprig of mint for each glass.

If you plan to serve your lemonade at a party, why not add a perfect finishing touch by creating these adorable straw seals made with Avery Round Labels – product code E3613
Perfect for birthdays, book club meetings, or a summer party.  Here’s a step by step guide on how to do it!

Step 2: Open Label Template

Open Avery Design & Print Online ( and enter product code E3613 to select the Round Label template.

Step 3: Personalise Your Labels

Design: Select one of our free designs or create your own on a blank circle. Use the image options on the left of the screen to add a new graphic from the image gallery or from your own files.
Click the text box to enter your text. To add a new text box, click the New Text button from the Text menu on the left.  Move your text boxes by clicking on the edge of the box and dragging it to just the right spot.
Use the sheet navigator on the right-hand side and choose Edit All to make changes to all your labels, such as changing the text style and size.  Then, to apply a different design and/or text to individual labels, choose Edit One and click on the card you want to edit.

Step 4: Preview & Print

Click Preview & Print to review your design. To make adjustments, just click the Back button. When your design is ready, just click the green Print button to open the pdf file. Your labels are ready to be printed.

Step 5: Save

To save your design, click the Save button. In the pop-up window, create a file name and save to either a free MyAvery account online or to your computer. (To open saved projects later, just go to

Step 6: Continue to Create

Like the look of your labels? You can apply the design to another product by clicking the purple Apply Design to Another Product button from the Print page. Then enter the Avery product number to start your next project!

Step 7: Apply

Use two round labels per straw: fasten onto each straw by placing the labels back-to-back with the straw in between. Then sip away as the stress slips away!

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