Homemade Lemonade

Homemade Lemonade Recipe
Nothing's more refreshing on a hot summer day than a glass of ice-cold lemonade. Try the limeade variation if you prefer.


8 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind*
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
5 cups cold water
Garnish: lemon slices


Stir together sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water until sugar dissolves.

Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice, and 5 cups cold water. Chill 8 hours. Garnish, if desired.

* Lime-Substitute: 2 teaspoons grated lime rind for lemon rind and 1 1/2 cups fresh lime for lemon juice.