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Two glasses of homemade lemonade.


Homemade lemonade

There's nothing better than a refreshing lemonade on a hot summer's day: here's the recipe to make it at home. 

27 June, 2023
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)

serves for


total time

0 HR 15 MIN


6 cups (1.4l), divided
Granulated sugar
1 cup (200g)
Lemon juice
1 cup (240ml), freshly-squeezed

This lemonade recipe is simple and refreshing – the perfect antidote to a sweltering summer's day. You might think, “Is a lemonade recipe truly necessary?” The answer is yes, because having a failsafe recipe up your sleeve is invaluable. The preparation of lemonade is a breeze, but achieving the ideal balance of ingredients is key. Explore our recipe and whip up this classic refresher in your own kitchen.

Step 01

Mix together 1 cup (236ml) of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan. Put the pan over medium-low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Take it off the heat and set it aside, allowing it to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 02

Pour 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice into a jug. Then, add the mixture of sugar and water.

Step 03

Add the remaining 5 cups (1180ml) of water and give it a good stir. Pour over ice and serve, or transfer it to the fridge and let it chill before serving.

How to serve it

We like infusing lemonade with herbs such as mint, rosemary, lavender or basil. Begin with a handful of sprigs or leaves and adjust according to your taste.


You can store homemade lemonade in the fridge for 5 to 7 days without ice. Adding ice in advance would water down the blend, so it is advisable to incorporate it before serving. If the lemonade is stored in an uncovered jug, cover it with cling film to maintain freshness.

Pink lemonade is an alternative option for an energising drink in the heat of summer, offering a hint of sophistication thanks to its delicate colour. Preparing pink lemonade at home is surprisingly easy, requiring only a handful of ingredients to create a delightful, non-alcoholic concoction suitable for any occasion.


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