Citron Pressé Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: French


Citron Presse is a deconstructed lemonade meaning that you serve the lemon juice, water, and sweetening ingredients separately and everyone mixes their own drink to their liking at the table.


Units Scale
  • 5 lemons, divided
  • 1 cup simple syrup or agave nectar
  • Ice
  • Cold water


  1. Squeeze the juice from 4 of the lemons. Pour the juice into a small jug. Slice the fifth lemon and place the slices on a plate.
  2. Put the simple syrup or agave in a jug.
  3. Fill a large jug with ice and top with cold water.
  4. Take the jug of lemon juice, of syrup and of water to the table along with 4 glasses and 4 spoons.
  5. Allow everyone to mix their own drink to their desired sweet and sourness.

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