How to Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

How to Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

by Nicholas Tart

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a big, ice-cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade! Fresh squeezed lemonade may be more difficult to make than lemonade from a mix, but it is definitely worth it.

Here is a simple recipe for making lemonade from scratch.


  • 6 lemons
  • 6 cups of cold water
  • 1 cup of sugar

How to make:

  1. Juice your lemons by cutting them in half and squeezing all the juice out of them into a bowl. You should get about 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  2. In a large pitcher, mix the lemon juice, water and sugar.
  3. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Add ice to keep it cold.
  5. If you want, put a lemon slice or two into the pitcher to make it look cooler!

This recipe makes about 1 half-gallon of lemonade which should be perfect to fill your pitcher once you add the ice. If this recipe does not make enough to fill your pitcher, then feel free to double all the ingredients. It tastes just the same, YUMMY!

Photo by: foodmuse