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Aunt Frances’ Lemonade

My sister and I spent a week each summer with our Aunt Frances, who always had this thirst-quenching lemonade in a stoneware crock in the refrigerator. It makes a refreshing drink after a hot day of running around. —Debbie Reinhart, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings (1 gallon)


  • 5 lemons
  • 5 limes
  • 5 oranges
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar


  • Squeeze the juice from 4 each of the lemons, limes and oranges; pour into a gallon container.
  • Thinly slice the remaining fruit and set aside for garnish. Add water and sugar to the juices; mix well. Store in the refrigerator. Serve over ice with fruit slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 92 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


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  • Simone
    Oct 7, 2020

    It’s a delicious juice! I made it today with only 1 lime, 2 lemons, 1 orange, and 1 liter of water.

  • hilly11
    Jul 10, 2020

    We love to make this lemonade alllll summer long! My hubby is always asking me to make more! **For some reason I see that sugar isn't on the ingredients list anymore, but it is still mentioned in the directions. FYI the amount of sugar is 1.5 cups or more or less to taste

  • mwolz
    May 10, 2020

    This is excellent everyone I have served it to raves about it.

  • Merita
    Mar 31, 2020

    Die beste trinke mit Zitronen ????????

  • Deborah
    Aug 4, 2019

    This is simply the best lemonade ever! Delicious and not cloying like straightup lemonade. Perfect blend of sweet and sour. I make it every summer--by the gallon.

  • lpugh9
    Jun 29, 2019

    Very Good. I am making it for my picnic guests.

  • amsm
    Jun 14, 2019

    Cool and sweet! This is a good lemonade. You can really taste all three kinds of fruit in it. It was also good in an adult cocktail!

  • gld2bmom
    Mar 16, 2019

    Such an all-American summer recipe - delicious and refreshing! I didn't have oranges on hand, so I used Meyer lemons instead. The recipe still turned out great!

  • JoycemRhodes
    Apr 21, 2018

    This lemonade is very good Really refreshing. Just made it and some with my lunch over ice.

  • Gennie
    Jul 23, 2017

    Sounds an looks good. Will try it Soon.