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Summer Sweet Lemonade

Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Rachel Burrow and Claire Spollen

Active time 15 mins
Total time 15 mins

Serves: 4

When life hands you 8 lemons, make Summer Sweet Lemonade to sip on.


  • 8 lemons, cut in half
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 4 cups ice cubes, plus more for serving

How to Make It

  1. Squeeze lemon halves to equal 1 cup juice. Reserve juice and 4 squeezed lemon halves.

  2. Stir together sugar and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan over medium-high, and cook, stirring often, just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool 10 minutes.

  3. Pour sugar syrup into a large pitcher. Add 4 cups ice, and stir until ice is mostly melted, about 1 minute. Add reserved lemon juice and remaining 2 cups water; stir to combine. Chill lemonade until ready to serve. Place 1 squeezed lemon half and ice in each of 4 tall glasses; pour in lemonade.

Also appeared in: Coastal Living, June, 2016;