Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

10-12
Servings
5m
Prep Time
10m
Cook Time
15m
Ready In


"Who doesn't love a nice glass of lemonade. I know I do, especially when it's hot and I want to quench my thirst. What I love about this lemonade it that it can be adjusted to the sweetness you like, by the amount of water you use. Some like it sweeter and others, like me, like it a little less sweet. No matter how you like it this will wet your whistle and having you singing a very happy tune at the same time. Sometimes I use the mint, but most of the time I leave it out. Both ways are great... Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 10-12 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (275.3 g)
  • Calories 168.3
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.5 mg
  • Sodium - 11.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 41.5 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 14.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a medium-size pan combine 2 1/2 cups water and sugar, and cook over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved and then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Add the juices to the sugar syrup, then pour lemon-lime mixture into a large container with a lid. If using mint, place leaves in the container and push leaves down into the mix with a large spoon, and allow to steep for 1 hour, then strain mixture, and store until ready to serve. If not using mint, refrigerate.

Step 3

When ready to serve, mix the lemonade syrup with 6-8 cups of cold water. Start with 6 cups and then adjust the water according to your taste. (6 cups will be very sweet and 8 cups will be quite mild in flavor and sweetness).

Tips & Variations


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KitchenGuru

It's a great thirst quencher and tastes so good. I keep it in the fridge all the time because we drink a lot of lemonade in the summer and this one is special!

review by:
(1 Sep 2013)

KodasTable

I make this several times a week and it is delicious every time I have it. So refreshing on these dog days of summer!

review by:
(24 Aug 2013)

FunTimeCooking

My kids always beg me to make lemonade, so we have it a lot when it's hot. This is a great refreshing lemonade and it came out just like we like it. Sometimes I add sliced strawberries for the taste and to make it look pretty.

review by:
(18 Aug 2013)

Kimber

We love lemonade and this was just the right amount of sweet for us. We loved the lemon and lime in it, and the mint made it taste extra special and refreshing to us!

review by:
(12 Jul 2013)

MeInMyPantry

This will quench your thirst like nothing other when it's hot and tastes so good my family wants me to make it ahead to have ready to drink during all this steamy summer weather. We love this!

review by:
(10 Jul 2013)

NewbieCook

This gave me a guideline for making Lemonade so I didn't screw it up and make it too sweet or not sweet enough. This was perfect and really quenched our thirst and tasted absolutely divine!

review by:
(21 Jun 2013)