How to Make Meyer Lemonade

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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.

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 5 citrus trees! We have two lemon trees, a lime tree, a yellow grapefruit tree, and an orange tree.

The taste of our Meyer lemons is better than standard lemons. They are tangy, super juice, sweet, and have a hint of orange flavor.

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A Meyer lemon tree was on the top of my list. The best part is that they produce lemons all summer and winter long! These juicy lemons are so 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.

Not only do I love to make lemonade with them but also lemon bars, muffins, and even in my fruit smoothie! For happy hour we’ll enjoy a spiked lemonade too.

Meyer lemons on a table.

What are Meyer lemons?

Meyer lemons are a type of citrus fruit that is believed to be a cross between a lemon and mandarin oranges. They are named after Frank N. Meyer, who introduced the fruit to the United States in 1908. Meyer lemons are slightly sweeter than regular lemons and have thinner skin. They are also more fragrant than regular lemons.

How to Make Meyer Lemonade

Supplies

  • Citrus Squeezer
  • Measuring Cup
  • Small Saucepan
  • Pitcher
squeezing Meyer lemons with a citrus squeezer.

Meyer Lemonade Ingredients

This recipe uses 3 simple ingredients!

Fresh Meyer Lemons – You’ll need to use lemon juice from Meyer lemons for this recipe. Use real Meyer lemons for this recipe.

Granulated Sugar – White sugar works great for this recipe. You can also use a sugar alternative like honey, 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.

Directions

In a saucepan combine water and sugar. 

  • Heat on medium only until the sugar has melted, then let it cool.
  • In a pitcher add the fresh lemon juice and 1 cup of water. Pour in the sugar and water and mix. 
  • Let the mixture cool in the refrigerator. It tastes best when it’s nice and cold
  • Serve with ice and slices of lemons.

Recipe Variations

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

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

Make it sparkling – Add some 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.

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

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.

Tips for Making Fresh Meyer Lemon Lemonade

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!

Garnishes

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.

When to Serve Meyer Lemonade

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:

  • Holiday Parties
  • Baby and Bridal Showers
a glass of lemonade.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do Meyer lemons grow?

Meyer lemons are originally 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, 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 with regular lemons.

lemonade in a pitcher with sliced lemons

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

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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.
5 from 3 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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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

Nutrition

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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3 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!

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  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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