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This Homemade Lemonade recipe is as pure & simple as it gets! Make fresh squeezed lemonade all summer long with the perfect recipe.

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 258kcal
Homemade Lemonade is so easy to make and it makes all the difference in the heat of summer. This fresh-squeezed lemonade recipe is simple and pure, with the only 3 ingredients you need to make lemonade. Learn how to make lemonade to serve on hot days, at summer parties, or any time you need a quick refresher!
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  • cup granulated sugar (if using ultrafine sugar, see note)
  • cups water divided
  • cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice


  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, whisk together sugar and 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and stir often until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
    1¼ cup granulated sugar, 4½ cups water
  • Strain the lemon juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2-quart pitcher.
    1¼ cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Add 3 more cups of water and the sugar/water simple syrup. Stir well and adjust to taste, if needed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    4½ cups water
  • Serve in glasses filled with ice and garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves.
  • Enjoy!



*Note: If using ultrafine sugar, there is no need to make a simple syrup. The ultrafine sugar will dissolve easily without making a simple syrup.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin C: 29.5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.1mg