5 from 1 vote
Nothing beats a glass of summer lemonade on a hot day. Here's the best way to sip into the perfect sunshine drink of the season. See what I did there?
Summer Lemonade
Work Time
15 mins

When summer comes to town, so should a tall cold glass of homemade lemonade.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Summer Lemonade
Yield: 2 quarts
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups cold water
  1. In a saucepan over medium high heat, dissolve sugar in water. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. In a pitcher stir together the simple syrup and lemon juice. Add the cold water and stir to combine.
  3. Serve lemonade over ice or chill in fridge. Feel free to add more or less cold water to your taste preference.
Recipe Notes

Cranberry juice! That's right, a splash of cranberry juice will tint your drink pink, but you aren't adding enough to flavor it. The bright, classic lemon flavor still shines through.