Glass of Lemonade on yellow placemat.
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Easy Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe

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Spring just started, which means summer is nearly here! When I think of summer, I think of lemonade. This Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe is just like Grandma used to make and only has 3 ingredients! It’s simple, refreshing, and delicious.

Pitcher of lemonade next to basket of lemons

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Lemons
Sugar, water, and lemons

Equipment You May Need

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Pitcher

Helpful Tips

  • For the best flavor, cool for at least an hour before serving.
  • Be sure to check your juicer for seed particles (sometimes they slip through).

Variations and Substitutes

  • Substitute seltzer water or ginger ale in place of water.
  • Add cut strawberries or raspberries to the pitcher for added flavor.
  • Crushed fruit of your choice can add flavor as well.
  • Use limes in place of lemons to make limeade.
Hand squeezing lemon with citrus juicer

Other Recipes You May Like

You may prefer to cool off with this Chocolate Milkshake Recipe or this Southern Fresh Peach Sweet Tea. If you prefer an alcoholic drink, you may want to learn How to Make a Whiskey Sour. If you are looking to replenish your electrolytes, you may like this Homemade Gatorade Recipe. Sticking with the lemon theme, you might also enjoy this No Bake Lemon Cheesecake, my Lemon Gold Cake, Lemon Oreo Truffles from A Magical Mess, or these Easy Lemon Bars.

Final Thoughts on My Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe

This lemonade is perfect for hot days and I know it won’t last long in our refrigerator this summer. My daughter has already asked me to make it for her lemonade stands. I think the sugar syrup is really what sets it apart from just stirring sugar into water and lemon. It was smooth and tart, just how I like it!

Glass of Lemonade on yellow placemat.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe

This refreshing classic Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe is just like grandma used to make! With only 3 ingredients, it's simple and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Quarts


  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 6 Lemons juiced
  • 1 Quart Water


  • Boil 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water together for 5 minutes, stirring often. This creates the sugar syrup.
  • Let mixture cool in refrigerator for approximately 1 hour.
  • While sugar syrup is cooling, use a citrus juicer to juice 6 fresh lemons.
  • Stir together the sugar syrup, lemon juice, and quart of water.
  • Let mixture chill or serve immediately over ice.


  • For best flavor, cool for at least an hour before serving.
  • Be sure to check your juicer for seed particles (sometimes they slip through).
Keyword Drinks, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe, Lemonade, Simple Syrup

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