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A pitcher of lemonade with lemon slices next to a bowl of lemons.

Lemonade Recipe

This refreshingly delicious lemonade is so easy to make at home. Made with only 3 ingredients, this simple recipe is perfectly fresh and wonderful!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water + 5-6 cups to serve
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice freshly squeezed (about 6-8 lemons)
  • 2 lemons sliced for garnish


  • In a saucepan, add sugar and 1 1/2 cups water to create a simple syrup. Heat it over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once all of the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • To make the lemonade, add about 1 cup of simple syrup to a pitcher with the lemon juice and about 5 cups of water. Stir to combine and taste. If needed, add more syrup, lemon juice or water to suit your taste preferences. How sour your lemons are will affect the proportion needed.
  • Refrigerate. Before serving, add lemon slices to pitcher.

Note: Metric ingredient measurements are provided as a courtesy using a third-party calculator and are rounded to the nearest unit. The recipes provided on this site have not been tested with metric measurements and their accuracy cannot be verified.


Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

The nutritional information provided is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Accurate nutritional facts will vary based on the particular brands used, portion sizes, measurement accuracy and more.

Keyword homemade lemonade, lemon, summer
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