Lemonade Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Use one cup of sugar if you plan to serve lemonade with a simple syrup. To extract the most juice from lemons, microwave them at HIGH for about 15 seconds.


Makes 2 1/2 qt.

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes


1/2 cup water
1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (about 2 lemons)
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 13 lemons)
7 cups ice water


1. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and grated lemon rind, stirring until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and ice water.

Limeade: Substitute 1 Tbsp. grated lime rind for lemon rind and 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice for lemon juice, and proceed with recipe as directed.

May 2007
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