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Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Course Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade-lemonade-recipe, lemonade-recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 170kcal


  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Lemonade:
  • 4 cups filtered water (may adjust to taste) (or sparkling water)
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 medium lemons thinly sliced
  • ice, additional lemon slices and mint for serving


  • On the stovetop in a small saucepan over medium high heat mix together sugar, water and lemon juice. Heat, stirring until sugar has fully dissolved, then remove from heat.
  • Add to a one gallon pitcher with water, lemon juice and sliced lemon. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
  • Just before serving, add ice and serve with additional lemon slices and mint for garnishing, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg