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Classic Lemonade

A refreshing summer drink made with only 3 ingredients in under 5 minutes!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic lemonade, easy lemonade recipe, lemonade
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Julie of



  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups lemon juice about 10-12 lemons
  • 6 cups filtered water
  • ice


  • Place the sugar and 2 cups of water in a large saucepan and cook until the sugar dissolves. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Let the sugar water mixture cool completely. While that cools, juice your lemons.
  • Add the sugar water mixture to a large pitcher along with some ice, lemon juice, and 6 cups of filtered water. Enjoy!


  • Use filtered water and make sure the simple syrup is completely cooled before using. 
  • Use juicy and ripe lemons. 


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin C: 18.9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg