Back to Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Print Options


Card Sizes

Old-Fashioned Lemonade Recipe

Old-Fashioned Lemonade Recipe

This sweet-tart lemonade is a traditional part of my Memorial Day and Fourth of July menus. Folks can't get enough of the fresh-squeezed flavor. —Tammi Simpson, Greensburg, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-3/4 cups lemon juice (about 6 lemons)


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water and lemon peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and remaining water. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Yield: 2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 196 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.