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Homemade Lemonade

A recipe for lightly sweetened lemonade to use for a lemonade stand.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh-squeezed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water


  • In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and 2 cups of water to a simmer until the sugar melts. 
  • While the sugar is melting, squeeze the fresh lemons until you reach 1 1/4 cup lemon juice.
  • In a pitcher, add in the lemon juice, 4 cups cold water, sugar mixture.
  • Stir to mix, add slices on lemons and ice when you're ready to serve. 


To make a spiked version of lemonade add in 1/2- to 1 cup vodka or gin.
You can also leave a bottle of vodka next to the lemaonde so guests can spike their own. 


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg