Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Makes 2 1/2 qt.

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

KristiAllison77's Review

March 24, 2013
I used lemons, limes and oranges in my power juicer to make 2 1/2 cups of juice, then made a simple syrup with 1 1/2 cups of sugar. I added these to a gallon pitcher and added water to make 1 gallon of citrusade. Sooo yummy!

kate127's Review

May 30, 2010
Very tasty. Followed recipe without altering. Rind added visual appeal and flavor, but most people can't juice 13 lemons and grate two in ten minutes.Takes longer to make than the recipe says, but worth it.

Podec4's Review

May 17, 2010
Even using bottled lemon juice, this made a wonderful & refreshing lemonade. I used about 1.25 cup of sugar & sliced a lemon to toss in at the end instead of zesting the peel. Very tasty. Just the right amount of sweet & tart. This recipe will be permanently affixed on the fridge from now on.