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How to Make Lemonade

How to Make Lemonade

Skip the bottled ones and master the skill of HOW TO MAKE LEMONADE at home. Learn the old-fashioned way PLUS other thirst-quenching lemonade variations to kick off your summer escapades. You're just one squeeze away from this refreshing natural drink!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Imma


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4-5 large lemons) 
  • 4-5 cups icy water 

Sweetener (Pick one) 

  • simple syrup
  • ¾ - 1 cup granulated sugar or more (adjust to taste) 


  • To get the most juice out of your lemons roll them on a cutting board while pressing it down  
  • Cut the lemon in half and then juice lemons with lemon juicer or you can equally squeeze with your hands, a little elbow grease wouldn’t hurt. Add to a measuring cup. 
  • Then pour into a pitcher, followed by water and simple syrup to taste. If using granulated sugar add sugar, mix with lemon juice, then add water last. Stir to fully combine  
  • Slice lemon and add them to the pitcher. Refrigerate until ready to be used.