Amish Style Lemonade

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by CulinaryQueen

From the Inquirer Magazine of the Philadelphia Inquirer, August 1998. Unwaxed lemons would be ideal for this if you can find them.

Top Review by Saremca

This lemonade is perfect. Just the right balance of tart and sweet. I will never buy pre-made lemonade or lemonade concentrate again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut lemons in half lengthwise and slice thinly, as if for garnish.
  2. Mash them with the sugar and salt in a large, deep bowl or crock with an old-fashioned potato masher or heavy wooden spoon until the slices give up their juice, the sugar is dissolved and the juice is syrupy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour about half the lemon slices into a sieve over a bowl or pot, pressing the solids to release as much liquid as possible.
  4. Discard the solids and transfer the liquid to a serving pitcher.
  5. Repeat the process with the remaining lemons.
  6. Stir in the water until blended.
  7. Add ice cubes or chill, stirring just before serving over ice.

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