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Refreshing Homemade Lemonade

A Quick and Easy Lemonade Recipe for a Hot Summer Day
Servings 6


  • 6 Cups Water-divided
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, seeds removed


  • Make the Simple Syrup-Combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a 2-cup microwavable glass measuring cup and stir.
  • Microwave water and sugar on high for 2 minutes, remove and stir, and microwave again on high for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Stir and set aside to cool.
  • While the simple syrup cools, juice your lemons.
  • Combine simple syrup and lemon juice. Add this mixture to the 5 remaining cups of water and stir.
  • Pour over ice and serve or place in the refrigerator until cold and serve.


Jane and I made this in the summer of 2022. She loved it, and now every time she comes over, she asks for lemonade:-). I give this recipe a 10/10 on my recipe scale!