Lemony Cooler Recipe
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Lemony Cooler Recipe

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Everyone thinks I've gone to a lot of trouble when making this refreshing summer drink, but it's so easy! I also like to make my own pretty ice cubes by adding 1/2 cup lemon juice and a mint sprig to 4 cups water.—Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled
  • Ice cubes
  • Assorted fresh fruit, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without fruit) equals 108 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit


  1. In a pitcher, combine the grape juice, sugar and lemon juice; stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Just before serving, stir in club soda. Serve over ice. Garnish with fruit if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Lemony Cooler in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p19

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"My husband asks for this recipe often. It is easy and refreshing!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"This was very lemony and I loved it. Great to sip outside in the summer. Thank You!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"While this was easy, it didn't have enough lemon flavor and was just a bit odd tasting. So I'd use this idea again but maybe pick a different juice."

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"Love this!! The lemon juice brightens up the grape juice, and the club soda cuts the sweetness making it sweet, tart and refreshing all at once."

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