Simple Lemonade

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Delightfully easy and inexpensive recipe for refreshing, homemade lemonade!


2 cups hot water
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice; fresh or bottled
5 cups cold water; up to 6 cups
ice cubes

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



In a two-quart (1/2 gallon) or larger pitcher, completely dissolve the sugar into the 2 cups of HOT water.

Add the lemon juice and COLD water to the top of the pitcher (roughly 5-6 cups).

Serve in a tall glass over ice.

Refrigerate prepared lemonade for up to a week.


Feel free to adjust the ratios of sugar, lemon, and water to your liking. I personally like the lemon to be the star of the show, with just enough sugar to take the edge off the acidity.

You can also substitute 3-4 cups of brewed tea for some of the water for a different variation.

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Made it with in the raw cane sugar and turned out great.
lindabakermeyer 2y ago

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