Best Homemade Lemonade

Fresh Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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Perfect fresh-squeezed lemonade requires only three ingredients – lemons, sugar and water! Get the sweetness factor just right by using a simple syrup.


  • 1 cup lemon juice (46 lemons = 1 cup juice), plus additional for garnish
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 23 cups of cold water


  1. Juice the lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice. Zest the leftover peels.
  2. Make the simple syrup by combining the equal portions sugar and water in a saucepan as well as the lemon zest. Heat on medium heat until sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Do not let boil. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and set aside to cool.
  3. Combine simple syrup and lemon juice and add additional cold water to taste. Garnish with lemon slices.

[i]Tips:[/i] Meyer lemons are sweeter than traditional lemons so will require more added water.

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