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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Half Gallon


Fresh Squeezed Lemonade is a great thirst quencher when days get really hot. We test and review the Zulay Professional Citrus Juicer and make our favorite Southern Lemonade with this recipe.



1 cup sugar
1 cup hot water
3/4 cup lemon juice
5 cups cold water


Place sugar in half gallon sized pitcher.
Add hot water.
Stir well until sugar is fully dissolved.
Cut and squeeze the lemons to extract juice.
Add lemon juice to simple syrup in the pitcher.
Add cold water.
Stir again until fully combined.
Chill prior to serving. Ice is optional.


This is the way I like my Lemonade. You might prefer something more tart, or more sweet. Maybe even less tart, or less sweet. Keep a recipe of your combinations of sugar syrup and lemon juice to determine how you and your family like your fresh squeezed lemonade the best. Make it your own!

Keywords: Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, lemonade from scratch, Zulay, Citrus Juicer, simple syrup