This is a fantastic recipe which will quench your thirst. Once you try it, you will agree that this lemonade is better than lemonade you drink in a restaurant.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine 3/4 cup water and 2/3 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool. This step can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

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  • In a pitcher, combine syrup, lemon juice and ice water; stir. Adjust to taste. Pour into a tall glass with ice.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 71.9g; sodium 0.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2007
My husband was craving lemonade all day. I didn't have any lemons so I just used the bottled juice and he really liked it. It was a little sweet for me so I just added water. Thanks for an easy recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2005
I was really craving lemonade one night so I found this recipe and went to lemon squeezing. I don't really think it was worth the effort. I had to use more lemons than the recipe called for because it wasn't tart enough- but then I only drank half a glass and threw the rest away because the flavor wasn't quite right. It was the right amount of tartness and the right amount of sweet- but there was something missing. At this point store bought is better. Thanks anyway. Read More
(22)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2007
My husband was craving lemonade all day. I didn't have any lemons so I just used the bottled juice and he really liked it. It was a little sweet for me so I just added water. Thanks for an easy recipe! Read More
(28)
Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2005
I was really craving lemonade one night so I found this recipe and went to lemon squeezing. I don't really think it was worth the effort. I had to use more lemons than the recipe called for because it wasn't tart enough- but then I only drank half a glass and threw the rest away because the flavor wasn't quite right. It was the right amount of tartness and the right amount of sweet- but there was something missing. At this point store bought is better. Thanks anyway. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2008
At first we thought it was too much sugar. But then we tried it and then it was fantastic. It was the perfect combination of water sugar and Lemons. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2005
I found this quite refreshing and enjoyable to make it was also very tasty Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2011
For us this was a quite sweet and honestly too sweet to be "thirst quenching". I loved the exact measurements as it took the guess work out of making lemonade and it gave me a more accurate assessment of how I'll make it next time. Next time I'll cut the sugar back by half. I think it'll be just right then. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2007
YUM Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2011
I appreciate recipes like this that give you an actual measurement of juice rather than "the juice of x lemons." Sizes of fruit and their juiciness vary so much! I ve also found I prefer lemonade made with simple syrup over just stirring in the sugar. However...I know everyone s sweetness level varies but 2/3 cup sugar is a LOT of sweetness for this amount of water and juice! I stopped at half that much 1/3 cup which proved to be just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2011
I put just 1/3 cup sugar and it was awesome!!! Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2010
this is great! a little too much sugar for me though. I usually quadruple the recipe and use 4c water with 2c sugar for the syrup. Then I add 2c lemon juice the 5c of ice water and the 4c of sugar water mix. this is so good in the summer. thanks! Read More
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