Homemade Lemonade - This will be perfect for summer! Full recipe at theliveinkitchen.com

Homemade Lemonade

Homemade lemonade is the perfect refreshing summer drink!
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 124kcal
Author Lindsay Moe


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (8-12 lemons, depending on size and juiciness)
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest


  • In a medium size saucepan over high heat, bring sugar and 2 cups water to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and zest. Remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Strain through a sieve into a 2 quart pitcher, then stir in the remaining 1 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 2 hours or overnight. To serve, fill the pitcher or a tall glass with ice cubes and fresh lemon slices.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 2mg