If you offer someone lemonade on a toasty day, they’ll probably hug you.

If you offer them lemonade with strawberry infused vodka in it, they might just kiss you on the face. Be ready for it.

I made this for my family when they were in town. We chugged it. We guzzled it. I should’ve made more of it. I needed it again in my life!

You can even go crazy with this recipe and use some fresh-squeezed lime juice. Make this lemonade and then chug it while standing in front of a fan, while feeling like a breezy supermodel. Do it.

Lemonade {serves 6}
Recipe from Simply Recipes


base –

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice*
* from about 3-5 lemons (or 3 large lemons + 1 lime)
plus –
  • 3-4 cups of cold water, to dilute
  • ice and lemon wedges, to serve
  1. Make a simple syrup by dissolving the cup of sugar in a cup of boiling water. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Chill in the fridge until time to make the lemonade.
  2. Pour the simple syrup in a pitcher. Pour the fresh-squeezed lemon juice through a fine-mesh strainer (unless you like it pulpy)  and into the pitcher. Pour 3 cups of cold water over the base to dilute. Chill in the fridge for an hour.
  3. Sample your lemonade in a teeny cup and if it’s too sweet for you add more lemon juice, if it’s too tart add a bit more water. (I found that 3 cups of water was perfect!) Serve over ice with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!
Don’t forget to make this before summer’s over!
Don’t forget to make extra for me!

10 thoughts on “Lemonade”

  1. lemonade is just what you need in the summertime. fresh squeezed lemonade is even better. i just love that tray w/ the lemonade, it’s like a sun-shiney sky!

  2. Thanks Cindy! YOU’re like a sun-shiney sky!

    Laura – ooh gurl, you totally should. You’re a simple-syrup superstar.

  3. thanks for the inspiration! we made this tonight substituting limes, cause that’s what we had. with some raspberry vodka, it was the perfect summer night cocktail.

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