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Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Updated on April 28, 2015
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Homemade Lemonade Recipe
Homemade Lemonade Recipe | Source

My Homemade Lemonade Recipe is a fabulous summertime drink recipe and it is extremely easy to make.  

I have shared this recipe with friends more times than I can remember.  Since I grew up making lemonade, it always surprises me when someone asks for my recipe, simply because it is a cool drink that I make out of habit.  However, once I realized others needed a Lemonade recipe, I started paying closer attention to what I was doing so I could give actual measurements for a lemonade recipe to my friends.

I do make and serve my fresh lemonade recipe in a glass pitcher.  I honestly do believe it makes a difference!


  • 6 or 7 Fresh Lemons (enough to squeeze 1 Cup of Lemon Juice)
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 6 1/2 Cups of Water


  1. Squeeze the Juice from the Lemons and pour into pitcher
  2. Add Sugar
  3. Add Water
  4. Stir together
5 stars from 2 ratings of Homemade Lemonade Recipe
Anchor Hocking Fire-King Glass Juicer, 2 Cup
Anchor Hocking Fire-King Glass Juicer, 2 Cup

Glass really is the very best product to use when squeezing lemons.

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
Strawberry Lemonade Recipe | Source

For Strawberry Lemonade:  Simply puree a pint of strawberries in the blender and add to the lemonade recipe above.

Note:  If fresh lemons are not available, Realemon can be used as a substitute juice.

Luminarc Quadro 1.7-Liter (57 1/4-Ounce) Pitcher
Luminarc Quadro 1.7-Liter (57 1/4-Ounce) Pitcher

Fresh juice, especially citrus juices, tastes better when stored and served in glass.


It really is that simple!

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      Kim 22 months ago from Yonkers, NY

      oooh would so love to make this myself, but I usually just add a lemon slice and a sweeter to my water. (a bit easier as I don't thik anyone else int he house likes it. (Plus I think I like the COuntrytime brand so much more!

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      Mary Norton 23 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love making lemonade and will try this recipe. Add some fresh mint and am off to the dock.

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      Treasures By Brenda 24 months ago from Canada

      I found a good lemonade recipe last year on Pinterest. It was delicious. I'll have to try yours if I decide to make it again!

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      AJ 2 years ago from Australia

      I enjoyed real lemonade this morning, but didn't make it myself, so thank you for sharing your recipe and also for the interesting strawberry addition.

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      Homemade lemonade is the best. And yes I've tried it with pureed strawberries before too, and that is great! One tip I do, is I add warm water to the sugar to dissolve it, then add the lemons and cold water to the remaining mixture.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      A nice simple recipe.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Yum yum and yum I can go for a glass of homemade lemonade no matter what time of the year too. Simple easy directions ....I have not had any in far too long...


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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      You have confirmed that my recipe is fine! Thanks.

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      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I always thought lemonade would be harder to make than that. I would like to make some and maybe add some fresh ginger to it to give it a zing.

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      KimGiancaterino 2 years ago

      We have two refrigerator drawers full of lemons. Will definitely be trying your suggestions!

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Strawberry lemonade would hit the spot right now. Thanks for the ideas~

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      I've been wanting some good lemonade. Looks refreshing.

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      Wish I had some right now.

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      Jean DAndrea 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Just what I needed to know - the lemon tree is full of lemons, and they need to be used. Wonder if this would work with limes too? My lime tree is still growing though. :-)

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      Anna 2 years ago from chichester

      Wow the strawberry lemonade is a great idea - I adore homemade lemonade, it really is the ultimate summertime drink. Thanks for the recipe, I'll look forward to trying it on the next hot day we have :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      @paulahite: Thank you!!!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      @snowy12: Oh, yes! Most definitely! I refrigerate my lemonade for several days. It should stay good in the refrigerator for 5 - 7 days. Frankly, that depends on how old the lemons were when you first squeezed them. Sadly, we most often do not know the age of store bought lemons.

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      snowy12 2 years ago

      Can I put the lemonade in the fridge? If yes, how long can I keep it in the fridge?

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      fibonacci1123 2 years ago

      Oh my god, I love lemonade! I love it fresh especially, of course. Nice lens, good work.

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      Paula Hite 2 years ago from Virginia

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      Renaissance Woman 2 years ago from Colorado

      Can't remember the last time I had fresh squeezed lemonade. I could use a glass of this summer delight at this very moment. Of course, it always tastes best when sipping it with a friend, on a porch, in a swing. Glad you shared your recipe.

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      Ruthi 2 years ago

      Yes, Cynthia, your recipe for lemonade sounds about right for how I used to make it. I would die if I drank all that sweetness now. I make my lemonade without suger now. I have for years and much prefer it that way. And, oh yes, only glass for pitchers and drinkware in my house.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love lemonade. It's something we used to make when I was young, but haven't made it for years. Maybe this is the nudge I need to do it. Oh, and I agree lemonade should be served in a glass pitcher, with glass glasses, none of that plastic stuff. It just tastes better to me. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Beth Granger 2 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      sounds delicious

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