Sparkling Lemonade

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2-1/2 cups

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Who doesn't love chilled lemonade on a hot summer day? Made with club soda, this version is slightly bubbly and bursting with citrus flavor. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon zest strips (about 1-1/2 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 1 cup club soda, chilled


  1. In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Transfer to a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Discard lemon strips. Stir in club soda. Serve over ice.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 313 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (77g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.