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Classic Homemade Lemonade Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 255
Lemonade is the perfect summer drink that is incredibly tasty and refreshing. This super easy homemade Lemonade recipe requires only 3 simple ingredients and has the perfect balance!


  • 1 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water (for simple syrup)
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups cold water


  • First, make the simple syrup by combining the sugar and 1 cup of water into small saucepan. Bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves completely, then remove from heat and set aside.
  • While the water heats up for the simple syrup, juice about 5-6 lemons until you get 1 cup of juice. After the simple syrup has cooled, combine with the juice and water into a serving pitcher. Add more water depending on your preference, and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Serve over ice with sliced lemons.
Calories: 255kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg