Citron pressé is a popular, refreshing drink served in French cafés. Translated as “pressed (squeezed) lemon,” it’s homemade lemonade at its finest. Order it in a café and you’ll get a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice, a shaker of sugar, cold water and a few ice cubes. Sprinkle in some sugar, stir, add water et voilà, a refreshing drink for summer or anytime.
Squeeze the lemon. Strain the juice into a tall glass. Sprinkle in some sugar, stir in the water and taste. Add more sugar if needed, put in a few ice cubes and enjoy!
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