When summer comes to town, so should a big pitcher and tall cold glass of homemade lemonade. Make a simple syrup to sweeten your lemon juice. Fortunately, this homemade beverage is one of the easiest things to make. Mixing freshly squeezed lemons with water and sugar could not be any simpler.
Nothing says summer like a glass of ice-cold Old-Fashioned Lemon-Ade. Our homemade simple lemonade recipe is so much easier than you think, and we’ll walk you through every step of the way. Our lemonade recipe comes together in two steps and is perfect for the kids to help with. Take a peek at our Expert Tips section for how to get the most juice out of your lemons for your Old-Fashioned Lemonade. From sitting on your porch to an elevated lemon-Ade stand, you’ll make it amazing!
It is really easy to make some variations to this homemade lemonade recipe by adding some different kinds of fruits, including cherries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and raspberries all make a wonderful addition! Generally speaking, this recipe will last in your fridge for up to 7-8 days. The longer it sits in your fridge, however, the more strong the flavor will become.Print
- Prep Time: :15
- Total Time: :15
- Yield: 8 cups 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: American
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 4 cups cold water
In a saucepan over medium high heat, dissolve sugar in water. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
In a pitcher stir together the simple syrup and lemon juice. Add the cold water and stir to combine.
Serve lemonade over ice or chill in fridge. Feel free to add more or less cold water to your taste preference.
- To get the most juice from the lemons, let them stand at room temperature or microwave on High for a few seconds before squeezing them. Rolling the lemons on a counter while pushing down firmly to break the tissues inside will also release more juice for our lemonade recipe.
Tastes for sweetness of lemonade vary, so feel free to adjust the sugar to your taste. You may want to make Old-Fashioned Lemonade on the tart side and let guests add sugar if they prefer it sweeter.