Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Here is a Recipe for the Best Homemade Lemonade Ever


1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
6-8 Lemons, Juiced
8 Cups Cold Water
Ice, for Serving
Mint Leaves, for Garnish (Optional)


Make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Juice the lemons. You should have about 1 cup of lemon juice.

In a large pitcher, combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, and cold water. Stir until well combined.

Taste the lemonade and adjust the sweetness to your liking. Add more sugar if it’s too tart, or more water if it’s too sweet.

Pour the Lemonade Over Ice and Garnish With Mint Leaves, if Desired.


Here Are Some Tips for Making the Best Homemade Lemonade

Use fresh, ripe lemons. The older the lemons, the less juice they will have.

Roll the lemons on the counter before juicing them. This will help to release more juice.

Strain the lemon juice to remove any seeds or pulp.

Add more or less sugar to taste. Some people like their lemonade very sweet, while others prefer it more tart.

Garnish with mint leaves or lemon slices.

Serve over ice.

Store leftover lemonade in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Here Are Some Additional Ideas for Making Your Lemonade Even Better

Add a splash of vodka or gin for a grown-up lemonade cocktail.

Stir in some sliced strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries for a fruity twist.

Add a few drops of vanilla extract for a more complex flavor.

Spice things up with a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Get creative and experiment with different flavors!