A lemonade recipe will help you stay hydrated and refreshed as the hot summer heat pounds down. Homemade lemonade is the quintessential summer drink, packed with tangy citrus flavours and a dash of sweetness. 

Whether you've returned home from the outside or are just being at home and spending time with family, this legendary cocktail will quench your thirst. 

Join us as we delve into homemade lemonade, exploring its origins, variations, and, most importantly, its tantalising recipe. Get ready to elevate your summer hydration game with the ultimate homemade lemonade experience. It's time to embrace the sweetness of the season with the irresistible, easy lemonade recipe.

Why is lemonade best during summer?

Lemonade is the most popular summer beverage for a variety of reasons. Its refreshing, zesty flavour provides immediate refreshment, reducing thirst and invigorating the senses on hot days. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which enhances immunity, and lemonade provides fluids to prevent dehydration during hot weather. Additionally, its versatility allows for limitless variations, ranging from traditional recipes to new twists using herbs or fruits, ensuring a lemonade for every taste. Lemonade truly symbolises the spirit of summer excess and renewal.


This straightforward recipe achieves an ideal harmony between the tartness of freshly squeezed lemon juice and the sweetness of sugar. With just a sip, you'll understand why homemade lemonade surpasses store-bought options every single time.

  • Adjust sugar to 3/4 cup if desired
  • 1 cup water (for making simple syrup)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 cups cold water for dilution


Make the Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 cup of water.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar completely dissolves.
  3. Once the mixture comes to a simmer and the sugar is fully dissolved, remove it from the heat. That is your simple syrup.

Juice the Lemons:

  1. While the simple syrup is heating, prepare your lemons for juicing.
  2. Roll each lemon on the countertop to soften it and make it easier to juice.
  3. Cut the lemons in half and juice them using a citrus juicer or a handheld juicer.
  4. You'll need approximately 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Adjust the number of lemons accordingly.

Mix the Lemonade:

  1. In a large serving pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice with the prepared simple syrup.
  2. Add 2 to 3 cups of cold water to the pitcher, depending on your desired level of sweetness and tartness.
  3. Stir the mixture well to ensure the lemon juice and simple syrup are evenly distributed.
  4. Taste the lemonade and adjust the sweetness or tartiness by adding more water or lemon juice as needed.

Chill and Serve:

  1. Refrigerate the pitcher of lemonade for 30 to 40 minutes to allow it to chill and develop its flavours.
  2. When ready to serve, fill the glasses with ice cubes and pour the chilled lemonade over the ice.
  3. Garnish each glass with a slice of lemon for a decorative touch.
  4. Stir the lemonade before serving to ensure the flavours are well combined.

How to store fresh lemonade?

Homemade lemonade can be refrigerated for about 5 to 7 days without ice. To avoid dilution of the mixture, add ice only immediately before serving. When storing lemonade in an open pitcher, cover it with cling film to keep it fresh for longer.

Enjoy Your Refreshing Homemade Lemonade! Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard barbecue, this homemade lemonade drink will surely be a hit with family and friends. Sip, savour, and embrace this classic summertime beverage's crisp, citrusy goodness. Cheers to deliciousness in every sip!

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