6-8 Lemons, for juice
2 lemons, for pitcher
5-6 cups Water
1 1/2-2 cups Granulated Sugar


  • Press each “juice” Lemon on the counter and roll; then squeeze the juice into a bowl. Remove any seeds, and add to a 1 gallon or larger pitcher.
  • Heat 1 cup of Water in a kettle until near boiling.
  • Add the Sugar and Hot Water to the Pitcher with the Lemon Juice. If you want extra sweet, use the full amount or more, and if you want it less sweet, use less. Stir to dissolve the Sugar.
  • Slice the remaining Lemons into rings, and place in the pitcher.
  • If serving immediately, add Ice and the remaining Water, until filled. If serving later, or storing in the refrigerator, just fill with the Water until filled.

Makes 1 Gallon

NOTES: Lemonade is one of the quintessential drinks of Summer. I love it–especially with fresh juice. Adding the sliced lemons, allows for a little pulp to mix in, which I just love! What is amazing, is that most store-bought Lemonade tastes blah. I also don’t know how they can get away with adding so many other ingredients! Keep it simple.

S›Ƨ – Substitute Splenda® for the Sugar.

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  1. Have you tried the Simply Lemonade from minute maid I think? It’s in the refrigerated section with the orange juice and it is yummy! Though I’m sure yours is much better. Just saying though…it tastes really good.

    • I’ve tried the Simply Lemonade, and yeah I do think it is probably the best store-bought you can find. Unfortunately it was the Minute Maid Lite that I bought today that prompted me to do REAL Lemonade.

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