Refreshing Squeezed Lemonade

Lemonade is a classic, refreshing drink perfect for hot summer days. Here’s how to make a delicious Squeezed Lemonade at home:


  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 6 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices and mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Simple Syrup:
    • In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of water with 1 cup of granulated sugar.
    • Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar completely dissolves.
    • Remove from heat and let it cool. This simple syrup will sweeten your lemonade evenly.
  2. Juice the Lemons:
    • Roll each lemon on the countertop using the palm of your hand to soften them and make them easier to juice.
    • Cut the lemons in half and juice them using a citrus juicer or a handheld juicer.
    • Strain the lemon juice through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any seeds and pulp.
  3. Mix the Lemonade:
    • In a large pitcher, combine the fresh lemon juice, the cooled simple syrup, and 6 cups of cold water. Stir well to mix thoroughly.
    • Taste and adjust sweetness by adding more sugar or water if needed.
  4. Serve:
    • Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the lemonade over the ice.
    • Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves for a fresh touch.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Stir before serving to mix any settled sugar at the bottom of the pitcher.
    • Sip and enjoy the cool, tangy sweetness of homemade Squeezed Lemonade!

This recipe makes about 6-8 servings, depending on the size of your glasses. It’s a perfect balance of tartness and sweetness, guaranteed to quench your thirst on a hot day. Cheers to homemade lemonade!