How To Make Lemonade?

how to make lemonade

Who doesn’t love a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own delicious lemonade right in the comfort of your kitchen. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make lemonade:


  1. Fresh lemons (about 4-6, depending on size)
  2. Granulated sugar (1 cup)
  3. Water (4 cups)
  4. Ice cubes (optional)
  5. Fresh mint leaves or lemon slices for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Lemons:
    Start by washing the lemons thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or residue. Roll each lemon firmly on the countertop with your palm to help release the juices inside.
  2. Juice the Lemons:
    Cut the lemons in half crosswise, and then juice them using a citrus juicer or a handheld lemon squeezer. You can also use a fork to help extract more juice if needed. Strain the freshly squeezed lemon juice through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any seeds or pulp.
  3. Make the Simple Syrup:
    In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 cup of water. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar completely dissolves. This creates a simple syrup that will sweeten your lemonade evenly.
  4. Mix the Lemonade:
    In a large pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice with the remaining 3 cups of water. Stir in the prepared simple syrup until well combined. Taste the lemonade and adjust the sweetness or tartness by adding more sugar or lemon juice as desired.
  5. Chill and Serve:
    Refrigerate the lemonade for at least 1 hour to chill it thoroughly. When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice cubes (if desired) and pour the chilled lemonade over the ice. Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh mint leaves or a slice of lemon for a decorative touch.
  6. Enjoy!
    Sip and savor the refreshing taste of homemade lemonade. Serve it at picnics, barbecues, or any summer gathering to keep everyone cool and hydrated.

With this easy recipe, you can enjoy the classic taste of lemonade anytime, anywhere. Feel free to experiment with variations like adding sparkling water for a fizzy twist or mixing in other fruits like strawberries or raspberries for a burst of flavor. Cheers to summer and homemade goodness!

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