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Southern lemonade in pitcher with glasses filled ready to serve

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

This Southern Homemade Lemonade Recipe is easily made with fresh squeezed lemons, sugar and crisp, cold water. This simple, refreshing beverage is just what you need to wash away the Winter blues and welcome in Spring!
Course Drink
Cuisine American, south, Southern
Keyword drink recipes, lemon, lemonade, non-alcoholic drink recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 124kcal


  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 7 fresh lemons juiced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Mint leaves and fresh lemons for garnish


  • In a large pitcher, add water and lemon juice.
  • Carefully stir in sugar and continue to until it completely dissolves.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices.
  • To serve, add to ice filled glasses with straws.


Tip: Select juicy lemons.  The juiciest lemons are gonna be the ones that give a little when you squeeze them. The softer fruit will have more juice and a better developed sweetness.
Tip: Use whatever lemons your grocery has on hand; just be sure they are ripe and juicy!


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg