How to Make Meyer Lemonade

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An easy and refreshing Meyer lemonade recipe that’s full of flavor, not too sweet, and perfectly balanced using only three ingredients! 

Living in southern California, having several fruit trees was always a dream of mine. So when we bought our house, the first thing I did was plant five citrus trees! We have one Meyer lemon tree, one Eureka lemon tree, a lime tree, a yellow grapefruit tree, and an orange tree!

Meyer lemon lemonade with a slice of lemon and fresh mint.

I love my Meyer lemons, as the taste of our Meyer lemons is better than standard lemons. They are tangy, super juicy, sweet, and have a hint of orange flavor. The best part is that they produce fresh lemons all summer and winter. These juicy lemons are sweet and delicious and make the best bright and refreshing lemonade. We get hundreds of lemons a year, and having fresh citrus means unlimited tasty desserts and drinks!

This lemonade is a thirst quencher and drinkable sunshine. It’s one of my favorite lemonade recipes to enjoy year-round.

I love to make lemonade with all my lemons, lemon bars, muffins, and even in my fruit smoothie! For happy hour, we’ll enjoy a spiked lemonade, too.

Meyer lemons on a table.

How to Make Meyer Lemonade

I’ll cover everything you need to know to make the most refreshing lemonade recipe.

Kitchen Tools

squeezing Meyer lemons with a citrus squeezer.

Shopping List and Ingredient Notes

This recipe uses 3 simple ingredients!

Fresh Meyer Lemons – You’ll need to use fresh Meyer lemon juice from Meyer lemons for this recipe. Fresh lemon juice is the only way to go! 

Granulated Sugar – White sugar works great for this recipe. You’ll be making a simple syrup to sweeten the lemonade. You can also use a sugar alternative like honey to make honey syrup, agave nectar or stevia.

Water – We recommend using filtered water for this recipe.

small saucepan filled with sugar and water with Meyer lemons on a table and a bowl of lemon juice.

Recipe Variations

Want to switch things up? Here are a few ideas:

Add herbs – Add some fresh thyme, basil, or mint to your lemonade.

Make it sparkling – Add sparkling water or club soda to your lemonade for a refreshing twist.

Add some fruit – Mix in some strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries for a fruity twist.

Lemon zest – Add a little zest to the sugar and rub it together for an even more vibrant taste.

A hint of orange flavor – Add 1/4 cup orange juice to the mix for a refreshing drink.

Watermelon Meyer Lemonade – Add 1 cup of fresh watermelon juice to the recipe for a fruity flavor.

Add Lavender – Adding a dash of lavender extract or dried lavender to the sugar mixture will give the lemonade a floral taste.

Lemonade in glasses on a marble table.

Recipe Tips

Here are a few tips to help you make the best Meyer Lemonade:

  • Use freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice. This will give your lemonade the best flavor.
  • Add the sugar gradually. Start with less and add more to taste. We don’t recommend adding too much sugar because Meyer lemons are naturally sweeter.
  • If you want a tart lemonade, add less sugar. If you want a sweeter lemonade, add more sugar.
  • Serve your lemonade over ice, and enjoy!
a glass of lemonade.

Serving Recommendations 

This is not just a summer drink! Lemonade is perfect to serve all year round. It’s a refreshing drink for any season. Here are some of our favorite occasions to serve this drink:


Drink garnishes aren’t just for cocktails! Adding a garnish to this lemonade adds to the charming presentation. Here are some ideas:

Lemon Zest – Fresh zest adds fragrance and color.

Sugared Rim – Add more sweetness to this drink with a sugared rim!

Edible Flowers – These add color and charm to a drink.

Canning Jars – There’s something nostalgic about serving fresh lemonade in Mason jars! It just looks pretty and gives it a rustic feel.

lemonade in a pitcher with sliced lemons

More Lemon Recipes

There you have it, a delicious and refreshing Meyer lemon lemonade recipe! We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

If you’re looking for more refreshing drinks, try my Italian Sodas and Agua Fresca, too! Try my creamy lemon mocktail if you want a fancier lemon drink.

Let me know if you make this easy homemade lemonade recipe. I can’t wait to see what you think. 

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a glass of lemonade.

Meyer Lemonade

You’re going to love this Meyer lemonade recipe! Meyer lemons are a type of lemon that is sweeter than traditional lemons. This makes them perfect for making delicious lemonade. This recipe used just 3 simple ingredients and fresh lemons! It’s a tasty drink that’s versatile and perfect for sunny days.
4.67 from 6 votes
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 cup Meyer lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water


  • In a saucepan combine 3 cups of water and 3/4 cup sugar. 
  • Heat on medium only until the sugar has melted, then let it cool.
    small saucepan filled with sugar and water with Meyer lemons on a table and a bowl of lemon juice.
  • In a pitcher add the lemon juice and 1 cup water. Pour in the sugar water and mix. 
    fresh lemon juice
  • Let the mixture cool in the refrigerator. It tastes best when it’s nice and cold
  • Serve with ice and slices of lemons.
    lemonade in a pitcher with sliced lemons


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do Meyer lemons grow?

Meyer lemons are initially from China. However, they can now be found in many parts of the world, including the United States. Meyer lemons thrive in warm climates and can be found year-round in California.

What do Meyer lemons taste like?

Meyer lemons have a slightly sweeter and more fragrant taste than regular lemons. They are perfect for making delicious lemonade!

What are the benefits of Meyer lemons?

Meyer lemons are a good source of Vitamin C. They also contain citric acid, which can help to boost your immune system. Meyer lemons also have antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Is Meyer lemon healthy?

Yes, Meyer lemon is healthy. It is a good source of Vitamin C. Meyer lemon also contains citric acid, which can help to boost your immune system. Additionally, Meyer lemon has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

What is the season for Meyer lemons?

Meyer lemons are in season during the spring, summer and winter. However, they can be found year-round in California.

Where can you buy Meyer lemons?

Meyer lemons can be found at most grocery stores at certain times of the year. You will also find them at your local Farmers market when they’re in season. However, if you cannot find them, you can substitute them with regular lemons.

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4 thoughts on “How to Make Meyer Lemonade”

  1. 5 stars
    Such a yummy and flavorful Meyer lemonade. If you love lemonade, you have got to try this. Don’t skip making that simple syrup!

  2. 5 stars
    I had never heard of Meyer lemons before but I love lemonade so I had to go out to find some. Luckily I could and when I made this lemonade it was some of the best I have ever had.


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