Best Ever Homemade Lemonade

This lemonade has the most delicious flavor and is perfect for quenching your thirst on hot summer days!

BEST EVER Homemade Lemonade... This lemonade has the most delicious flavor and is perfect for quenching your thirst on hot summer days!

Lemonade is my favorite summertime drink.

I am actually pretty particular with my lemonade, probably because I was so spoiled growing up.

My grandparents have a lemon tree in their backyard. Some of my favorite summertime memories begin and end with that Lemon tree. Growing up, my sister and I used to pick the lemons with my grandma, help my grandma squeeze and squish the lemons to get every ounce of juice they had to offer out of them and help her make a fresh batch of lemonade.

My grandma made the cutest lemonade stand and my younger sister and I used to spend a good portion of our summer days selling that lemonade, and drinking it too ;) People would sometimes even come back for thirds- it is THAT good!

BEST EVER Homemade Lemonade... This lemonade has the most delicious flavor and is perfect for quenching your thirst on hot summer days!

A couple of weeks ago, my family went and visited my grandparents. My grandma could hardly wait to get in the kitchen to make fresh lemonade with my kiddos. Watching them work hand in hand with my grandma literally brought tears to my eyes. I am so grateful and elated that they get to make some wonderful memories, just as I had, with my beautiful and amazing grandma.

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Of course she got out the lemonade stand for my kids :) They are still talking about their fun times picking and squeezing the lemons.

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One disclaimer my grandma wanted me to add in here is that some lemons are stronger in flavor than others so you may have to adjust the recipe accordingly. That said, this is the proportions we find to be the best most of the time :)

BEST EVER Homemade Lemonade... This lemonade has the most delicious flavor and is perfect for quenching your thirst on hot summer days!

Trust me, once you try this fresh and delicious batch of homemade lemonade, you won’t want to have it any other way! It is the perfect way to quench your thirst. My mouth is watering just thinking about drinking a delicious cold glass of this fresh lemonade!

BEST EVER Homemade Lemonade... This lemonade has the most delicious flavor and is perfect for quenching your thirst on hot summer days!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Best Ever Homemade Lemonade
 
This lemonade has the most delicious flavor and is perfect for quenching your thirst on hot summer days!
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Recipe type: Beverage
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • ice
Instructions
  1. Combine lemon juice, water and sugar into a large pitcher and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Dump lemon slices onto the top of lemonade.
  3. Top with ice to keep it nice and cold.

 Enjoy!

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  1. Kari

    I love homemade lemonade. So much better than the boxed stuff!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

  2. Lolo

    Homemade lemonade is one of the best things on the planet, especially on a hot day. My mouth is watering at this recipe and I can smell the lemons from here! Cannot wait to make some of this!!

  3. Lori

    I'm going to use my Meyer lemons... can't wait to try it!!

  4. Deepa Suresh

    4

    Wow. Simple and delicious recipe. Have you tried having it with Soda? Makes it even more sizzling. Thanks

  5. Brenda

    On average, how many lemons do you need, total?

  6. ELLEN

    5

    Just wanted to Thank you for this delicious recipe. I made this at a Jewelry Paty that I was hosting in my home, and it got rave revues. I shared your recipe with my family and it has become a staple in their homes..

  7. Kathy Huff

    I've made this twice now. So delicious. So easy. I added a smashed strawberry to one glass, loved it. ?

  8. Amanda

    How many servings is this?

  9. Kandace

    5

    I have to say, I was skeptical making this. I've personally never made my own lemonade, but of the batches I have tried, they have always been bitter to me. However, this is AWESOME. It's pretty much heaven. My family and I thank you for sharing your grandmother's recipe!!