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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Perfect Fresh Squeezed Lemonade {or Lemon-Limeade}

I like to tease my husband about his love for juice. When we buy it I rarely think about drinking it and then I realize it's about gone, and look at him like...."who drank all the juice!?!"  

He's quite the cook, baker and now lemonade maker.  He's tried several recipes. And this is THE ONE.  Some are too sweet, some are too watery. This one is perfect. One thing about this recipe is how you dissolve the sugar.  You cook it with the water on the stove until it's totally clear and dissolved.  I think that helps give it the perfect texture. No grainy sugar granules that didn't dissolve all the way.  

This drink is great fresh, and it's also good kept in the fridge a few days.  That is, if you can keep it around that long...

Fresh lemonade is the perfect drink for a hot spring/summer day or to accompany you to any BBQ or get together.  

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade (or lemon-limeade)


1 ¾ cup white sugar
8 cups water
1 ½ cups lemon juice (or ¾ cup lemon juice and ¾ cup lime juice)


In a saucepan, stir together sugar and 1 cup of the water.  Bring the mixture to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar.  Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

Juice lemons/limes and discard any seeds, leave the pulp with the juice. Add the syrup to the juice and the remaining water.  You can let it chill in the fridge to get nice and cold or add ice.


Recipe Source:

lightly adapted from

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