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Fresh {Real} Lemonade

A refreshing and delicious recipe for real lemonade that is made with just 3 ingredients, and can be ready in 5 minutes. Perfect for a hot summer day!

Happy summer day!

The days are finally hot and beautiful here!
The kinds of days where the air is soft and full of promise.
And it smells good.
Yes…it smells good…like petunias and sunscreen and fresh grass on the breeze.
My favourite kinds of days…

The kind that require a good old fashioned glass of lemonade.
The real kind.
From fresh squeezed lemons.
It doesn’t get any better than that.  🙂

This fresh and delicious lemon drink takes no time at all and is definitely worth the effort!

If you’ve never had real lemonade, you just don’t know what you’re missing!  It’s tart, sweet, SO refreshing and tastes so much better than store bought!  So fill your glass, kick back and relax!

Lemonade Recipe Tips:

  • I often keep cubes of frozen fresh lemon juice in my freezer and will use those to make this recipe.
  • Depending on how sweet or tart you like your drink, you can use 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sugar.
  • This drink will keep in the fridge for several days…that is, if you don’t drink it all by then!

Fresh {Real} Lemonade

A refreshing and delicious recipe for real lemonade, made with just 3 ingredients!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 - 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Drink


  • 6 lemons (juiced)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/23/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet or tart you want it)


  1. Juice your lemons. (I just use a hand juicer.)
  2. Add the sugar to the lemon juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the water and stir.
  4. Serve & enjoy!

Keywords: lemonade


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Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply
    July 11, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I was JUST at the grocery store contemplating whether or not to buy a bunch of lemons for lemonade. I didn’t end up doing it and now you’re making me regret my decision! Oh well…next time!

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      July 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      Too funny! Definitely next time…fresh lemonade is SO worth it!

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    Lizy @ http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/
    July 12, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Hi Jo-Anna! It’s twice me visiting your blog today lol, but you great posts, I’m following you now on FB and G+. This next week I will make our first batch of lemonade for the season, so your post will come in handy! Thank you again and happy to be here,

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      July 17, 2013 at 6:51 PM

      I feel very honoured Lizy! Thank you for stopping by!

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    July 12, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Yum! This looks so cute and sooooo refreshing 🙂

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      July 17, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Soooo good! I just made another batch! 🙂

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    July 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Sometimes you just need a plain glass of Real lemonade! By the way, your lemonade photos are gorgeous!

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      July 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      Thank you very much Nicole!

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    Stephanie Pass
    July 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    That looks so delicious! You’re right, there is nothing like fresh lemonade. It’s so worth going to all the trouble of making it, lol. Thanks for sharing!

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      July 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      You are so welcome! And I agree, it’s definitely worth the trouble to make!

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    July 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Sounds delicious, You are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff:


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    July 13, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Making this today! Wow, that just looks so refreshing and there is nothing like the real thing.

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      July 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      Oooh, I hope you love it!!

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    July 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Yummy! perfect for the summer! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-16.html

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    July 16, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    One of my favorite things about summer 🙂 Sounds yummy!

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      July 17, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Mine too! Thank you for stopping by Elizabeth!

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    May 29, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Just made this – so good!!! It was my first attempt at making my own lemonade. Thank you for the recipe.

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