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The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Quench your thirst with this refreshing and simple lemonade recipe! It only requires three simple ingredients to make, so it’s easy peasy for anyone to make!

Summertime is all about spending time outdoors with friends and family. And what’s better than enjoying a delicious glass of cold lemonade while you soak up the sun on a hot summer day?

This easy homemade lemonade recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating at a picnic or just relaxing in your backyard.

Why buy store-bought lemonade when you can make your own with fresh homemade lemonade? The best way to cool off on a hot day is with some old fashioned lemonade.

two glasses of lemonade shot from overhead view on rustic table top

The perfect lemonade is the perfect balance of refreshing and thirst-quenching. It’s sweet, yet tart; with an intense lemon flavor to make you want another sip!

Homemade lemonade is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Best of all, it’s affordable and simple to make! So gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy the perfect summer drink.

​​You can even have fun creating your own custom flavor by adding something extra like fresh mint leaves or strawberries for sweetness.

So go ahead and indulge in this easy lemonade recipe to quench your thirst.

fresh lemonade with mint shot top down on rustic table

How to Make the Perfect Homemade Lemonade Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 Lemons
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • Ice
cut lemons on a cutting board

Step by Step Instructions:

The key to making this the best homemade lemonade recipe is fresh lemons.

Juice 3 large lemons with a citrus juicer.

To get the juice flowing and easier to slice, roll the lemon with the palm of your hand applying gentle pressure a few times.

Add the fresh lemon juice to a large pitcher. Then add in 8 cups of ice cold water.

Stir in your sweetener of choice. If using sugar, use 1/2 cup or less, to your preferences. Natural sweeteners can be used as well.

Stir and chill your pitcher of lemonade.

Serve a big glass over ice cubes and garnish with lemon slices.

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Variations on Making this Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe:

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How Long Does Fresh Lemonade Last?

Fresh lemonade will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Quench your thirst with this refreshing and simple lemonade recipe! It only requires three simple ingredients to make, so it's easy peasy for anyone to make!

Ingredients

  • 3 Lemons
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Ice

Instructions

The key to making this the best homemade lemonade recipe is fresh lemon juice. 

So start by juicing 3 large lemons. To get the juice flowing and easier to slice, roll the lemon with the palm of your hand a few times. 

Add the lemon juice to a large pitcher. Then add in 8 cups of ice cold water. 

Stir in your sweetener of choice. If using sugar, 1/2 cup or less, to your preferences. 

Stir and chill. 

Serve homemade lemonade over ice and garnish with sliced lemons. 

Notes

Variations on Making this Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe:

Add your favorite pureed fruit. We love using fresh berries such as blackberries to make blackberry lemonade or strawberries for strawberry lemonade.

Change this recipe to limeade! Just substitute limes in place of lemons.

Add some sprigs of lavender to make lavender lemonade or fresh herbs such as mint, basil or rosemary.

Instead of water, make sparkling lemonade with club soda.

And for a stronger lemonade, add some lemon vodka and limoncello to make boozy lemonade slushies!

How Long Does Fresh Lemonade Last?

Fresh lemonade will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, although I doubt it will last that long!

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