Lemonade is the best drink for the summers. Read below to learn how to make lemonade.

How To Make Lemonade

A favorite way to cool off during the summer days or for that matter any day is a glass of chilled lemonade. During summer when the body is oppressed by the heat, chilled lemonade seems like a breath of fresh air permeating throughout the body. The tanginess of the lemon juice is balanced by the sugar and chilled water, and if made just right, this combination tantalizes the taste buds, which in most cases lies dormant during the heat. That it can be made in a couple of minutes is another reason for its popularity. Just mix the basic ingredients and you are done. This is why most people think that lemonade is the easiest and quickest drink that one can make. No doubt this is true, but not many know how to make a perfect lemonade that tastes just right and is with the right mix of tanginess and sweetness. Therefore, to help you enhance your lemonade making skills, read further how you can make this drink.

Lemonade Recipes

  • 1 to 1 ¼ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 6 cups Water (cold)
  • 5 to 8 Lemons
  • Fresh Mint or Lemon Slices or Strawberries (for garnishing)
  • Strainer
  • Reamer
  • Liquid Measuring Cup
  • Pitcher


Method One

  • In a saucepan, take one cup of water. Add the sugar to it and over medium heat bring it to a boil.
  • When the water begins to boil, reduce the heat and then stir till all the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Cool the sugar syrup to the room temperature and then set it for refrigeration.
  • Before cutting the lemons roll them in your palms and then cut them in half. Place the strainer over the measuring cup and using the reamer, juice the lemons over it. You should get about one cup of lemon juice.  
  • Mix the sugar syrup with the remaining water in the pitcher. To this, add the lemon juice and stir thoroughly.
  • Pour the lemonade in a tall glass and before serving garnish with fresh mint, lemon slices or strawberries.
Method Two
  • Take five lemons and squeeze to extract the juice.
  • In a pitcher, take 1 ½ quart of cold water. Remove the seeds from the lemon juice and pour it into the pitcher.
  • Add the sugar and stir thoroughly to dissolve it.
  • Take some ice cubes in a glass and strain the lemonade. Add a pinch of cinnamon and serve.
Additional Tips
  • Before serving, taste the lemonade to check the sweetness. If it is too sweet, then add water until you reach the desired sweetness. If the lemonade feels too watery, then squeeze in the juice of one more lemon.
  • If you feel that the ice will dilute the flavor, then you can simply freeze some of the lemonade to use as ice cubes.
  • You can also make limeade by substituting the lemon juice with lime juice.
  • Using a few drops of food coloring will give the lemonade a pink look. For a different flavor, add a cup of cranberry juice to the lemonade.

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