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Pouring homemade lemonade into glasses

Homemade Lemonade

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1x 250 ml bottle 1x


A sweet and sour lemonade for hot summer days.



Lemon Syrup

  • 230g white granulated sugar* (1 and 1/4 cup)
  • 250 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice, sieved (about 8 lemons)



  • sparkling water
  • ice cubes
  • lemon slices for garnishing, optional
  • mint leaves for garnishing, optional


Lemon Syrup

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar and lemon juice and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Let it simmer until the sugar crystals have completely dissolved.
  2. Fill into a clean glass bottle and let it cool completely, then store in the fridge.



  1. Add some of the syrup, ice cubes, lemon slices and mint to a pitcher and top with sparkling water. Stir und serve.


*See text above for tips on sugar substitutes.

The lemon syrup keeps up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

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