Last Updated on July 17, 2021 by laurenpacek
This homemade lemonade is the perfect Summertime sipper.
This Homemade Lemonade is sweet and tart, completely refreshing, and perfect for Summertime sipping. Know what's even better? You only need THREE ingredients to make it!
What says sweet Summertime more than a glass of ice cold lemonade?
You'd be hard pressed to come up with a better answer.
It's sweet, it's sour, it's cold and refreshing. You can keep it family friendly and drink it as is. Or... you could add a little vodka or bourbon. More on that next week.
Why make lemonade when you could just buy it?
Okay so, yeah. You could do that. There are even some pretty tasty bottled lemonades in stores. But hear me out.
- It is SO EASY to make.
- It's crazy delicious.
- You can make it as sweet or tart as you'd like!
Just do it. You will not regret it.
Need more lemony recipes?
- These Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes are delicious.
- Make the cupcakes above with this Homemade Lemon Curd!
- Lemon White Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies never disappoint.
- These Whole Lemon Bars use, you guessed it, a whole lemon!
- This Blueberry Lemonade is a really tasty riff on this lemonade recipe
For the simple syrup
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1.5 cups lemon juice, freshly squeezed (see notes)
- 4 cups water
- fresh mint, for garnish (optional)
To make the simple syrup
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and 2 cups of water.
- Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved completely.
- Remove from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
To make the lemonade
- Add the cooled simple syrup, lemon juice, and water to a pitcher.
- Stir to combine.
- 8-10 juicy lemons should yield approximately 1.5 cups of juice
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 0gSugar: 51gProtein: 0g
What special equipment will you need to make this lemonade?
- I have this citrus squeezer and it makes things so much easier
- Stash your lemonade in a pitcher in the fridge!