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Easy 3 Ingredient Homemade Lemonade

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A 3 Ingredient homemade lemonade recipe to sip during the warm days of summer. Made with fresh lemons, it’s a refreshingly simple recipe you can easily tweak to make your own, with 12 more lemonade recipes to inspire you if you want to add a few more flavors to the classic serve!

Glasses of lemonade with ice, fresh mint and lemon wheels next to the mug and more cut lemons on an outdoor table.

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When the summer sun turns sultry, there is nothing quite like a tall glass of homemade lemonade. This 3 ingredient Lemonade recipe is easy make with fresh lemons, and a little bit of sugar — that’s it!

Sipping a perfectly sweetened glass of lemonade amidst a fragrant blooming summer garden, in the shade of an old tree, is almost heaven, and certainly, a seasonal must-do. With unique and flavorful varieties, the sweetness can last all season long.

Here’s how to make your own homemade lemonade!

Ingredients

These 3 ingredients are all you need to make a simple and classic lemonade. The exact measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • water, filtered if possible
  • fresh lemons
  • granulated sugar
Jug and glass of ice and pink lemonade on an outdoor table with a vase of pink flowers.

How To Add Your Own Twist to Homemade Lemonade

If you love adding flavors and experimenting with recipes, try these easy additions and twists to classic lemonade.

Minted Lemonade

Bruise a few mint leaves in the glasses before pouring in the lemonade. Garnish with mint leaves.

I also have a recipe for Rosemary Lemonade you might enjoy!

Limeade

Substitute lime juice in the lemonade recipe (you’ll need about 10 limes) for the lemons and increase sugar to 3/4 cup. Garnish with lime slices.

Pink Lemonade

Add 2-3 drops of red food color, and an optional dash of strawberry simple syrup (if you’re adding this, reduce the sugar by the same volume!)

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Glasses of lemonade with ice, fresh mint and lemon wheels next to the mug and more cut lemons on an outdoor table.

Easy 3 Ingredient Lemonade Recipe

Yield: 1 quart
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A 3 Ingredient homemade lemonade recipe to sip during the warm days of summer. Made with fresh lemons, it's a refreshingly simple recipe you can easily tweak to make your own, with 12 more lemonade recipes to inspire you!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup lemon juice (squeezed from 4-5 lemons)
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix together until sugar is dissolved, serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices.

Notes

SWEETNESS

If you like your lemonade really sweet, increase sugar to 1 cup. For me, this is the perfect balance of lemon flavor and sweetness.

MINTED LEMONADE

Bruise mint leaves in glasses before pouring in Summer Sweet Lemonade. Garnish with mint leaves.

LIMEADE

Substitute lime juice in the Summer Sweet Lemonade recipe above (will take about 10 limes) for the lemons and increase sugar to 3/4 cup. Garnish with lime slices.

PINK LEMONADE

Add 2-3 drops of red food color.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g

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