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Fresh Lemonade

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2 quarts
10 Min

There's something about our Fresh Lemonade that is just so refreshing, you'll want to have a pitcher of it on hand at all times!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 2 cups ice

What to Do

  1. In a large pitcher, dissolve the sugar in the boiling water, stirring until dissolved. Add the lemon juice and lemon peel; mix well.
  2. Add the cold water and ice, stirring until well blended.

Flavor Options:

  • Pineapple-Mint Lemonade: Stir 3 cups pineapple juice and 1/4 cup mint leaves into the lemonade before adding the ice cubes, and serve.
  • Watermelon Lemonade: Puree 2 cups seedless watermelon chunks; stir into the lemonade before adding the ice cubes, and serve.
  • Berry Berry Lemonade: Thaw and puree a 10-ounce package of frozen mixed berries with 1/4 cup honey; stir into the lemonade before adding the ice cubes, and serve.



  • Serve in tall glasses garnished with lemon slices. If making this in advance, don't add the ice until ready to serve.
  • Wanna put out a plate of cookies? We'd like to suggest our delicious oatmeal cookies!

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Very Helpful, edbo11! Thank you so much HorseGirl04

Easy peasy Lemonade. 1 cup sugar or splenda, 1 cup lemon juice, 6.5 cups water. Makes 1/2 gallon. Chill and server over ice. I also like to take lavender and crush it, put it into one of the cups of water and boil. Let steep, strain and add to the remaining water.

It would be nice to know how many lemons it takes to make 1&1/2 cups fresh lemon juice! Does anyone know?

I usually bring water with the sugar to a boil and then let simmer for 5 min. Then add the lemon zest and let it cool. Then add the lemon juice. I put in a mason jar and in the fridge for 24 hrs., at this point. I'll make several as this syrup will last up to 2 week. I usually make about 6 batches if I'm doing a party within the 2 weeks and I add the water and mint, berries, ETC then ice to it. So it truly is fresh and I didn't have to be concerned of not having enough. I have enough for 3 gallons (each batch makes a 2 qt pitcher when adding the water).

VERY REFRESHING and oh it tastes so good

use spelnda

too much sugar--what do you recommend??

arthurandelaine, If you like it tart, as I do, cut down sugar to one cup. You could also use half sugar and half Splenda or all Splenda. Hopefully this will help.


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