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Lemonade Recipe

Lemonade is a refreshing beverage made from lemon juice, sugar, and water. It can be served either cold or hot. Lemonade is commonly served in restaurants and bars with ice cubes to keep the drink cold.

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How to make lemonade juice

Lemonade is so refreshing and timeless. You won’t believe how easy it is to make with just 2 ingredients! Once you try homemade lemonade, it will spoil you forever.

If you have a bunch of lemons, this is our favorite way to use fresh lemon juice and each glass has a healthy dose of Vitamin C. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can use this lemonade base to make Strawberry Lemonade.

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Lemonade in pitcher with lemon slices

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Lemonade:

Even though this has just 2 ingredients (lemons and sugar), the right method is important. If you just stir the sugar into cold water, it will sink to the bottom and won’t dissolve.

This Lemonade is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. We’re sharing our favorite proportions of sugar to lemon juice but you can add more sugar or more lemon juice to taste.

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Ingredients for Lemonade

How to Store Fresh Lemonade:

Since ice cubes can dilute lemonade, it is best to store in the refrigerator without ice. Add ice when serving to enjoy ice cold lemonade.

Pro Tip: Add lemon juice ice cubes along with regular ice cubes and the lemonade won’t get diluted.

Storing fresh lemonade in pitcher

Is Lemonade Healthy?

Lemonade is still a sweet drink but it’s certainly healthier than concentrate and often less sweet than what you might order at a restaurant. You can add less of the sugar syrup to cut down on calories and carbs.

The benefits of drinking homemade lemonade are (1) staying hydrated and (2) it’s high in Vitamin C as each glass has about the equivalent of 1 juiced lemon. Read the nutrition label below to get a full calorie count per serving.

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fresh lemonade in glasses with ice

How to Make Lemonade:

All you need to make this recipe is a great lemon juicer, a saucepan and a pitcher.

  1. Simmer 1 cup water and 1 1/2 cups sugar to dissolve the sugar. Cool to room temperature and chill.
  2. Squeeze 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice and refrigerate.
  3. To serve: combine 7 cups cold water, chilled sugar syrup and chilled lemon juice. Serve over glasses filled with ice and garnish with lemon slices.

Making a simple syrup for homemade lemonade

Refreshing Summer Drinks:

As temperatures climb, stay hydrated and keep cool with these crisp, bubbly and flavorful summer drink recipes.

  • Cherry Lemonade – incredibly fizzy
  • Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade – crisp and satisfying
  • Cranberry Pineapple Punch – a crowd pleaser
  • Brazilian Lemonade – exotic and so fun!
  • Raspberry Sherbet Party Punch – such a treat

lemonade summer drinks served on a platter

Homemade lemonade will never go out of style. It’s a real treat in summer. Next step? Stock up on on lemons and satisfy that craving.

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