Perfect Lemonade (Real Lemons and Sugar)

"Found this recipe on "simply recipes". I wanted to make lemonade from scratch, real freshly squeezed lemons and simple syrup and I came across this recipe. Made this for my 6 year old and friends' lemonade stand sales, my pitcher never came home. Turns out my friend who helped the kids with the stand, liked my lemonade better than the powdered stuff, kept my lemonade for herself! Please do adjust to taste, I think the lemons I had were more tart so I added more simple syrup."
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  • Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • While the sugar is dissolving, juice the lemons.
  • Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength.
  • Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet, add a little more juice.
  • Serve with ice and sliced lemons.

Questions & Replies

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  1. jthomp.jt
    I have a type 1 & type 2 diabetic people in my household, does anyone have a delicious sugar-free recipe for fresh lemonad? Jo


  1. bbh8495
    Very good old fashioned lemonade. A little prosecco added to each glass would a great kick!
  2. John M.
    refreshingly easy with little cost
  3. k.a_parker
    It was really really sweet...I added more lemons and a lot more water. It could be just me though, I'm not too into super sweet drinks.
  4. Leanna H.
    Absolutely great lemonade, The whole family loved it.
  5. mamayoshi2463
    Add a little bit more ?? juice because I love mine sweet and sour ??its Awesome


  1. TSwift19891
    It was a little bland. I added some sugar (so it totals about a cup and a half) and it still didn't taste like anything. Maybe a little bit more lemon juice?


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