barley waterBarley water is a lovely refreshing alternative to sugar and chemical laden soft drinks and so simple to make.  This makes a lovely gift.


  • 2.4 litre water
  • 2 tbsps barley  (you’ll find this with the dried lentils and peas in the supermarket)
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • few sprigs lemon balm or mint


Simmer sugar and barley in water for 30 minutes. Strain and add lemon balm and lemon juice. Chill.