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Rating: 4.37 stars
104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6

The secret ingredient is salt, which removes any bitterness. Don't be tempted to use reconstituted lemon juice or to add the juice until the sugar water is completely chilled!

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr 10 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
1 hr 12 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a pot combine water, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 2 minutes. Chill the sugar water for at least 60 minutes in the refrigerator.

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  • In a 2 quart pitcher mix cooled sugar water and lemon juice together. Pour over ice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 26.3g; sodium 36.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (84)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
I have a secret to confess. Though the recipe says not to, I used concentrated lemon juice and the results were excellent! Truly excellent! I make this often now, with both lemon and lime concentrate. Read More
(107)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2004
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(20)
104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I have a secret to confess. Though the recipe says not to, I used concentrated lemon juice and the results were excellent! Truly excellent! I make this often now, with both lemon and lime concentrate. Read More
(107)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
This was the best lemonade ever. I've tried several recipes for lemonade but this is by far the best. My husband drank the entire pitcher in one sitting! I think the salt is the trick. It really made a difference. I used 4 small lemons and it was just over a 1/2 cup of juice. Perfect. Thanks for sharing this one Sue! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This lemonade is the absolute best. I've made it twice and it's been a huge hit whether it's cold or hot outside. Great recipe - thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2004
this was the first recipe i found and the only one i'll use! when using fresh garden lemons use less sugar and when using bottled lemon juice or store bought lemons use the regular amount. makes absolutely fabulous tasting lemonade. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2005
I made it with Splenda instead of sugar and it was good. Next time more lemon juice to make it more tart than sweet. My preference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2004
Good but I used lemons that grew in my friends' backyard and I should have reduced the sugar a bit to allow for the natural sweetness of the resh lemons. I assume storebought are sourer so keep this in mind. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2004
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2005
This wasn't quite the flavour I was looking for. It was too sweet. I added an extra lemon's worth of juice but it was still on the sweet side. Kids would probably love it but I'm looking for more of a grown up lemonade. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
It is pretty yummy - a tad bit too sweet for my liking but I will just adjust the sugar. WE are already on our second batch in just two days. This will be great during those HOT HUMID Houston summers - to take to the beach or to the pool. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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