To make juice from citrus fruit: cut the fruit into half and squeeze by hand or with a press. Bring the juice nearly to the boil (90º C) but do not boil. Cool quickly and add preservative (potassium metabisulphite) – 1 /2 flat teaspoon or soda bottle top for every 10 lemons/16 limes. While still hot, pour into clean bottles (wrap in damp cloth to prevent cracking) and put on clean caps. Add sugar and dilute with plenty of water to drink. Try other fruits to make juices.

sweet fruit juice can be made using sugar. Peel off a thin layer of the skin (without the bitter white pith) from 5–6 citrus fruits. Bring this to the boil for 3–4 minutes in one litre of water. Do not boil for longer or the flavour changes. Remove from heat and stir in one kilo of sugar, all the juice from the fruits and add 1 /2 teaspoon of preservative and 2 teaspoons of citric acid (usually obtained in chemists). Cool, strain and bottle. Dilute with clean water.

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