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Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

This old-fashioned thirst quencher comes from field editor Becky Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Club soda gives a little fizz to the refreshing sweet-tart beverage.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


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


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook and stir sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cool slightly. Stir in lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Discard lemon strips. Pour mixture into a pitcher; gradually stir in club soda. Yield: 10 cups.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"Just like the the lemonade at the county fair. Great!"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"We love this. Just enough sweet and sour!"

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