Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Sip this classic from a frosty glass. Its homemade flavor is worth every squeeze!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8

6
cups cold water
2
cups lemon juice (8 to 10 lemons)
1
cup sugar
Ice cube
Lemon slice, if desired
Maraschino cherry with stem, if desired

  • 1 Mix water, lemon juice and sugar in large pitcher until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled if desired.
  • 2 Serve lemonade over ice. Garnish each serving with a lemon slice and cherry.

Expert Tips

To get the most juice from the lemons, let them stand at room temperature or microwave on High for a few seconds before squeezing them. Rolling the lemons on a counter while pushing down firmly to break the tissues inside will also release more juice.

Tastes for sweetness of lemonade vary, so feel free to adjust the sugar to your taste. You may want to make this on the tart side and let guests add sugar if they prefer it sweeter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1 cup each)
Calories
115
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
15 mg
15 %;
Total Carbohydrate
29 g
29 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
24%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.