Homemade Lemonade

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
Club soda gives a little fizz to this refreshing sweet-tart beverage. —Becky Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup lemon zest strips (about 6 lemons)
  • 3 cups lemon juice (about 14 lemons)
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled


  1. In a large saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon zest strips. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  2. Stir in lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Discard lemon peel. Pour mixture into a large pitcher; gradually stir in club soda.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 251 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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