The Black Lemonade - Chef Cynthia Louise
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black lemonade

Black lemonade is great for parties, Halloween, or as a simple drink to turn heads! Find your own way with this drink. 

I know it can be a little intimidating to sip a black colored drink but I know for sure you’ll be surprised when you try this recipe. I mean the nice kind of surprise 🙂 

black lemonade

There’s a balance between the ratio of lemon and sweetener which you can rediscover every time. This will be a great pair with my Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Did I say that this drink can actually aid your kidney in removing toxins inside your body? Yep! it will! 

Can you imagine now how your body will thank you when you try this recipe? Your kidney might even do a happy dance lol

Black Lemonade!



  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Maple syrup, as much as you like
  • 1/4 tsp activated charcoal, add more if you like

  • 1 can soda water
  • Ice, for serving
  • A pinch of #TRUST



Add the lemon juice, maple syrup, and charcoal to a jar.

Seal and shake to combine.

Divide equally into 3 glasses, top with soda water and drink.

Enjoy! Visit my YouTube channel for other recipes like this with videos.


From my kitchen to yours,

Chef Cynthia Louise xx

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About the Author

Chef Cynthia Louise is an Internationally acclaimed MasterChef, speaker, author, restaurant consultant, teacher and television presenter in wholefood, dairy-free cooking. She also has the worlds first online cooking classes focused on dairy-free plant-based whole foods with recipes that people are raving about and changing people's health, one delicious bite at a time. Chef Cynthia loves nothing more than educating people about the simplicity and vitality of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle. Each dish is like art on a plate and her flavour combinations nourish the soul and get everyone talking.

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