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.
- 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.