Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

I am declaring today a lazy day of summer!. I am going to sit on the front porch (which I don’t really have) and sip fresh squeezed lemonade. I am going to ignore the piles of laundry. I am not going to try to convince my daughter to practice the piano (maybe with some strong and loud-ish words) and ask my son to put away his clean clothes for the 300th time. I am not going to make a grocery list and go grocery shopping. I am not going to go get my propane tanks refilled. I am not going to take the car to have the timing belt changed. I am not going make 11,000 batches of popcorn for a going away party. I’m not going for a 4 mile run.  In fact, I’m not even going to blog today.

Oh, wait…

Well, maybe I can take a cup of lemonade and sip it on the go.

I love fresh squeezed lemonade. It is divine! It is so much better than the Country Time fake stuff (although I’ll drink that as well, I’m kinda like a carp.)

I love to make lemonade in the summer and add all sorts of fresh fruit to my lemonades. Peaches, blackberries, strawberries. Today, I’m sharing the basic lemonade recipe.

You may need to adjust the amount of water you add to your lemonade. I like mine pretty strong and tart, but the Strong Man likes it a little more mellow. (Apparently he enjoys the enamel on his teeth, weird.)

I only wish that I could kick back and sip it with friends and family without a care in the world. For now, I have to go rescue Dr. Jones because she has somehow gotten herself stuck inside the hoop of our toy basketball hoop.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8-10 cups

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade


  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 6-8 lemons squeezed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 6-8 additional cups cold water, to taste
  • ice


  1. Make a simple syrup by boiling 2 cups sugar with 2 cups water. Let cool, either in an ice bath or in the refrigerator.
  2. Mix lemon juice, simple syrup and additional cold water. Add 6 cups if you want a strong lemonade and extra water if you like it more mild.
  3. Serve with ice cubes.

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