Lemon Barley Water
The barley ever-so-slightly thickens the drink, making it not only thirst-quenching but also soothing for a scratchy throat. Lemon barley water is ready for drinking without being diluted.
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- Put the barley in a saucepan with the water. Use a potato peeler to cut a curl of zest from the lemon.
- Add this to the saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour.
- Strain through a sieve and add the lemon juice and sugar.