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I love Lemonade and one of the great things about being in California at this time of year is having citrus trees all around us. Using this easy homemade lemonade recipe, it’s fast and easy to make our own drink.
There are lots of grapefruits and oranges too; it is like Citrus heaven here.
Graham has been enjoying lots of fresh grapefruits and we have a juicer so we have been making lots of fresh juice.
I used the juicer and made a nice large jug full of Lemonade – here’s the recipe. It’s easy to do and you can adjust the amount of sugar you add.
We like ours with 2/3 cup sugar for a batch and I add 5 cups cold water. Adjust yours to taste!
Easy Homemade Lemonade with Lemon Juice
Start by making a simple syrup using 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Heat the two together slowly on the stove and stir.
Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from the stove and let it cool.
Juice up your fresh lemons (we bought a Black and Decker juicer, and it sure beats hand juicing!).
I usually juice up enough lemons for two batches of lemonade. I just keep the extra juice in a jar in the fridge.
Put the lemon juice in a large jug and add the sugar syrup. Then add cold water and stir well.
Keep your Lemonade in the fridge and enjoy! Give it a quick stir before pouring.
You can also make Lemonade ice cubes to keep on hand to add to water or other fruit drinks.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 3 - 4 cups cold water
Make a simple syrup using 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water.
Heat the two together slowly on the stove and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Let it cool.
Juice 5 or 6 lemons, enough to make 1 cup of juice.
Put 1 cup of lemon juice in a large jug and add the sugar syrup.
Then add 3 or 4 cups of cold water.
Mix well, store in refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 0gSugar: 51gProtein: 0g