Old-Fashioned, Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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During those hot summer days, this drink will quench your thirst!

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Servings: 12


Cost per serving $0.08 view details
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water (for the syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
  • 2 cups of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3-4 cups water (for the drink)


  1. Boil the sugar and water in a saucepan over the stove. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In a large pitcher add the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and 4 cups of water.
  3. Refrigerate until cool & enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 104g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 97  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%
Total Carbs 25.08g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 25.0g 17%
Protein 0.01g 0%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    This lemonade doesn't have too much sugar so it maintains much of the tartness of the lemon. Perfect for a nice summer day! Thank you!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • ShaleeDP
      July 5, 2013
      Oh i love this! Thirst quencher especially during warm days here.

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