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Sparkling Lemonade Recipe

Sparkling Lemonade Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon peel 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. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Laura User ID: 9215521 269158
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2017

"This recipe is absolute liquid sugar. I have no idea how this is even called lemonade or how it has 5 stars. I took a sip and I actually had to spit it out because the amount of sugar triggered my gag reflex. I added 5 more CUPS of water and another 1/2 cup of lemon juice which made it great with lots of ice. If I could give this recipe zero stars, I would."

CindyLukacs User ID: 8622991 248548
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"OMG this is sooo good!! You gotta try it -- with real sugar! You might want to make a double or triple batch because this recipe only makes 2 cups -- not nearly enough to last a day, and my kids and I drink a lot of lemonade during the summer!"

Guangui User ID: 6802808 176330
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"This is a very good tasting lemonade. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it is extremely sweet. I love sweets, but the amount of sugar in this recipe is too much. As it is, might work well if using limes (limeade). For lemons I would cut the sugar to 1/2 cup, everything else is fine. Make double and triple batches, I gulped this recipe in only a few minutes; so refreshing!"

jules.i.m User ID: 1847310 141835
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"Loved this!!I have to make a huge batch though, 2 servings isnt enough. And people 3/4 sugar when using real lemons is not extreme."

dreamlady1931 User ID: 3205218 158039
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009

"Use Splenda, Aspartame, stevia, or saccharine?"

cookiemouse User ID: 3900007 173129
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"Sounds really good; but Oh my goodness - over 300 calories in one glass?"

marciedarciestuff User ID: 3221145 105377
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"good and very tangy but only made 1 large glass :("

heaney User ID: 2691815 163053
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"How much lemon juice? I use the large lemons that I have in TX."

linmatte User ID: 1996693 174333
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2009

"My husband and I use 5 cups of water 1 cup of fresh lemon juice and either 1 cup of sugar or splenda. We bring the splenda down to 3/4 cup. My husband likes it tarter.

linmatte, Winter Haven, FL"

pfrost User ID: 4033400 210014
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2009

"Can you use water instead of Club Soda? I just cannot stand the taste of Club Soda."

kirom User ID: 3539358 176329
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2009

"3/4 cup sugar for 2 servings? seriously?"

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