Fresh Squeezed Lemonade - DiY Healthier

Cold. Fresh. Squeezed. Lemonade! Take control of your sugar intake and rev up your vitamin C by making your own lemonade. 

You can easily make lemonade by the glass, or by the pitcher. 

Start with one lemon if you just want to make a glass of lemonade, and add 
three parts water, and one part Simple Syrup {or sweeten to taste}

Keep Simple Syrup on hand to quickly make up a glass of lemonade, limeade and many other drinks on the spot! 

If your lemons are room temperature, they will be easier to juice.

Collect the juice of about 5 or 6 lemons if you want to make a pitcher of lemonade. {Depending on the size of lemons}

It really goes quite quickly. 
Save the rinds; we'll make a special treat in an upcoming post.

For a zippy, full-bodied lemonade, you'll want a 1:1:3 ratio of lemon juice to Simple Syrup to water. Simple Syrup dissolves easily in cold drinks, unlike sugar crystals.

So for a pitcher: 1 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 Cup of simple syrup, and 3 Cups of water. If you like a lighter lemonade, add another cup or more of water. I like to instead add ice to the pitcher and let it do its thing on a hot day! Of course if you want less tang and more sweet, add more simple syrup to taste.  

Served up ice cold and with strawberry and/or cherry garnish, Lemonade is Soooo Refreshing {and pretty}! You can add less Simple Syrup for a healthier drink.

Lemonade is a fun compliment to a Bar-B-Que and the Wild West party theme. You can get the tutorial for the fringe snack bags by clicking *here*

What are your favorite summertime beverages?

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Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

Lemonade is definitely a must for this hot weather and the homemade kind is so much tastier and healthier. Love your pics! I posted a Middle Eastern Lemonade this week.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Yum! I love your container for your glasses as well. So cute! Megan

Jill said...

Sounds like really tasty lemonade!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Sylvia said...

I love homemade lemonade and your recipe sounds wonderful! Enjoy!

Adorned From Above said...

This looks and I liked that you used your simple sypup recipe. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. You can find it at

I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Suzy Shoppers said...

This lemonade recipe looks amazing!

Nicole @WonkyW said...

I love fresh squeezed lemonade - so refreshing. Visiting from Show & Tell Linky :)

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It looks delicious and so refeshing!

Christine said...

I want a glass.. or 5 please!!!! It looks sooo good! I gotta get myself a juicer!

Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

Jacqueline said...

Thank you for sharing this at Simply Creation's Link Party, I'm in need of good recipes with less sugar!

Tauni said...

Oh my goodness, this lemonade looks absolutely delightful! Thanks so very much for sharing it on Show & Tell at SNAP!

xoxo, Tauni

Jen said...

Yum, how refreshing! Thanks for the recipe and thanks for linking up to our "Pretty Things" party! Hope to see you back here next week.

Ali @ said...

Boy that looks so refreshing and I am parched. Awesome recipe! I wanted to take a moment to invite you to submit this and any other yummy recipes to my link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. Hope to see you there!