Homemade Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!  I couldn’t wait to try the lemonade recipe I posted in last week’s Friday Favorites, so I made it on Sunday!  Talk about easy.  I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make my own lemonade.  It’s simple, delicious, and the perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day.  You MUST try this at home!

Homemade Lemonade            Print Recipe Here

From: uncheffed

1 cup lemon juice (from 6 – 7 lemons)
1 cup sugar
7 cups water, separated

Squeeze the lemons through a sieve or strainer until you have 1 cup of juice. You’ll want to remove all the seeds, but you can push some pulp through for a more home-style twist.

Combine the sugar with 1 cup of water in a sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. (Congrats, you just made simple syrup!) Remove the sauce pan from heat and allow to cool for 15-30 minutes.

Combine the lemon juice and simple syrup with the rest of the water. Stir well.

Chill the lemonade for at least an hour before serving.


I used 6 lemons to get 1 cup of juice.

Put a strainer on top of a bowl to keep the seeds out of the juice.

Cut the lemons in half & squeeze into the strainer.

The strainer should keep all of the seeds out

so you are left with just juice.

One cup, to be exact. 🙂

Pour one cup of water into a small saucepan.

Add one cup of sugar.

Let it cook over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves.

Let the simple syrup cool for 15-20 minutes.

Once the simple syrup has cooled, pour it into the lemon juice.

Have a pitcher or container ready for the juice.

Pour the lemon & simple syrup mixture into the container and then add 6 cups of water.

Stir well.

Let the lemonade chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Pour & enjoy!

Perfect for a summer night. (p.s.-how nice are the chairs that Josh made us?!)

Thirst is quenched!

2 thoughts on “Homemade Lemonade

  1. It looks like you used a back of lemons, too! I’m glad you liked the recipe. We’ve made it a few times this summer already since it’s been so hot out. Definitely love the serving in the mason jars. It just feels old-school-homestyle like the lemonade does!

    P.S. Those chairs are beautiful!

    • I did! Nothing’s better than lemonade (in a mason jar) on a hot summer day. 🙂 Thanks so much! We’ve got a table to go with the chairs now, I’ll make sure to post pics of it soon!

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