A cool refreshing summer drink that can be made at any time you have lemons... or limes!

Recipe Summary

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

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a 2 quart pitcher, combine the lemon juice, water and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts

86 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 23.1g 8% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2011
Great tasting. I do recomment one thing. To make a sugar syrup, also known as "simple syrup". Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the lemonade, instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom. To make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely. Use the same amount of water as per sugar. Then in pitcher add your juice and then the sugar water. Then add the rest of the water that is called for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2011
This was ok nothing wow about it. On the upside its a very simple recipe little time and effort required but id rather put a little more work in for a better tasting drink during the summer. This coconut and lime drink was perfect for me Read More
(7)
192 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 145
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2011
Great tasting. I do recomment one thing. To make a sugar syrup, also known as "simple syrup". Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the lemonade, instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom. To make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely. Use the same amount of water as per sugar. Then in pitcher add your juice and then the sugar water. Then add the rest of the water that is called for. Read More
(288)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
I used Truvia instead of sugar. I made no other changes. GREAT recipe to make with younger cooks--my son enjoyed juicing each lemon. NOTE: For those looking for an easier way to juice lemons, Grandma taught me to roll them on the counter while gently pushing down with the palm of your hand to get the juices flowing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I added 2/3 c sugar which was the perfect amount of sweetness for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2006
Amazing. I used half lemons half limes which was tasted great. Then because my kids were asking for pink lemonade I threw in 4 frozen strawberries and whizzed it all in the blender - even better. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Mmmm! A bit more tart than "Best Lemonade Ever" (which was pretty sweet) but I thought it was perfect as is. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This a wonderful recipe that is simple and best its pretty healthy I do use a arttifical sweetner as you can convert it by using the directions on the sweetner box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
Can it get any easier than this? I wanted to try making my own lemonade and this recipe was great. Fresh-squeezed lemons make the best tasting lemonade. However the recipe here only calls for 1 quart and that is only 1/2 my pitcher so I still used the 4 lemons but 1 cup of sugar and 2 quarts water. It still came out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2006
all lemons are different size it would help if you could say the mesurement in cups anyways brown sugar works better than white but you might have to experiment on the mesurements Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2005
This lemonade is awesome! Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2011
This was ok nothing wow about it. On the upside its a very simple recipe little time and effort required but id rather put a little more work in for a better tasting drink during the summer. This coconut and lime drink was perfect for me Read More
(7)
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