Making Homemade Lemonade


If life gives you lemons, don't just make lemonade, make LEMONADE!

This page is about how to easily make your own delicious, homemade lemonade. By making this light and refreshing drink yourself, you get to avoid synthetic ingredients, high sugar levels and what is sometimes a tragic and complete lack of any actual lemon juice . Lemonade in its most basic form shouldn't have anything in it but lemon juice, a touch of sweetener and pure water.

Lemonade is a favorite with kids that many adults still like but seem to forget about, so why not give it another taste? It's full of vitamin C and pairs up well with a wide range of foods. Swap it in instead of orange juice at breakfast, and let it substitute for the soda at lunch. When lemons are in season, how can you not make lemonade?

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Do You Like Lemonade?

What I talk about here is the US version of lemonade, often recalled via the nostalgia of the childhood "lemonade stand."

I wasn't that big on lemonade as a kid. As an adult, I found out I did like it, but only when I can control how sweet or tart it tastes. I think a lot of other people feel the same way about lemonade as I do, as it can be very hard to get the taste you're searching for, even with something that seems as simple as lemonade.

I've learned that lemonade isn't the same in the rest of the world as it is in the United States. In Europe, it tends to be a carbonated drink, almost what Americans would call a lemon soda. You also find lemonade mixed with beer in Europe. Sometimes lemonade contains real lemon juice, and sadly, sometimes it really contains zero percent fruit juice. That's nasty so if you ever buy any pre-made lemonade, always read the labels!

Next, I have to learn to always remember to ask if the lemonade is made in-house when I go to a restaurant . I had two totally different experiences recently where I didn't remember to ask when I ordered. In one case, I was brought a perfect glass of homemade lemonade. Each sip started out with a tart splash on the tongue that then shifted to sweet as you swallowed and I could see real pulp on the rim of the glass. In the other instance, I was brought a can of commercial, pre-made bleech.... That'll learn me!

Lemonade Trick #1

Soak your lemons in hot water before you squeeze them!

The pulp is more engorged in a warm lemon than a cold one and this lets you squeeze more juice out of them. Ten minutes in a bowl of hot tap water works great.

Juice Your Own Lemons - fresh lemon jucie makes the BEST lemonade!

For my own lemonade, I buy organic lemons and then juice them myself. I find the end product is much more flavorful then using a ready-made lemon juice, although that works too if you can't purchase whole lemons. I hope someday to have a tree or two and grow my own.

Lemonade Trick #2

Softening your lemons helps get more juice out of them!

"Tenderizing" your lemons is another way to yield more juice, so roll each lemon back and forth firmly on the kitchen countertop with your hand before squeezing/juicing them.

Flavor Variations - Pink Lemonade Recipes and Beyond - adding other fruits and flavors to your lemonade

Blending in other fruit juices and small amounts of flavored syrups are great ways to vary the taste of lemonade.

"Pink" lemonade can be made lots of ways, including adding a few drops of food coloring, blending the lemonade with cranberry or adding a dash of grenadine (a red syrup).

"Hard" lemonade refers to lemonade-related beverages that contain alcohol and which are appropriate for the 21+ crowd.

Juicing Tools - Squeeze easier

Depending on how much lemonade you are trying to make, there are a variety of tools that will help you get the juice out of your lemons. I happen to use a hand-held reamer as I'm a single person making small pitchers of lemonade, but if you've got a large family or want to make it regularly for larger groups, you might want to go with something a little more industrial.

See Lemonade In The Making - videos

Share your love of lemonade or tell us about a great recipe or flavor variation that you make!

Lemonade Lovers Chat 229 comments

heipet 9 years ago

Hi Euryale, what a great summer lens. Come and submit it to the new SUMMER group! Would love to have you, heipet

flaminglacer 9 years ago

I put my lemons in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them - really gets the juice running!

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YourSmilingChef 9 years ago

I love your lens Euryale! Lemonade too. Perfect time of the year to make some. Thank you for sharing!

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GramaBarb 9 years ago from Vancouver

Summer and lemonade are perfect partners! Everyone has a memory to share about lemonade and summer. My kids had lemonade stands. And I remember as a child homemade lemonade was a special rare treat!

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aka-rms 9 years ago from USA

Great lens! I love lemonade.

ILoveObento 9 years ago

Great ideas Euryale!



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KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

Nice lens. My neighbor gives us Meyer lemons which I juice and freeze in cubes. They're great year round.

Eeshika 9 years ago

Add a splash of rosewater to your lemonade; alternatively use a splash of elderflower. The taste is magical :-)

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Aika 9 years ago

perfect for summer! thirst quenching. thanks for the nice tip, I'll take note of that. :)

allysa 9 years ago

cool! I love lemonade. thanks for the recipes! 5 stars from me. hope you could drop by at my lens sometimes, thanks ^_^

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AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

Thanks for the tips. I have lots of lemon trees and love lemonade. The weather is perfect for it at the moment.

Partybluprints 9 years ago

We love lemonade thanks for the great lens! When we can't make lemonade we like to sip on San Pellegrino's Lemonata (it is sparkling). Thumbs on on the Meyer Lemons too.

BradKamer 9 years ago

This lens has great recipes and info. I give you 5 stars. My two favorite summertime beverages are lemonade and ice tea. Sometimes I mix the two! I would definitely have a lemon tree if I lived in a warmer climate.

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Tiffany3 9 years ago

Yum...I like Limoncello myself. But the kids love lemonade


I have a variegated lemon tree and the lemons are pink inside. Great lens. 5 stars!

ey_jay 9 years ago

congrats Euryale for making it to the top! your deserve it! very informative your lens here.

catch-cheating 9 years ago

wonderful lens, congrat.. become no 1,

5 star

AdriennePetersen 9 years ago

I love lemonade...and limeade...and this lens! Come visit me when you get a chance!

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Gordon N Hamilton 9 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Well, I must admit, I thought lemonade was lemonade and that was it. Now I know different! Very enlightening.

containergardening 9 years ago

Wow, there is nothing better than fresh made lemonade! And I have the secret of how to make such fresh lemons that you would die for on a hot sunny summer day pretty much like what we are having this summer! Great lemonade site, and sure enjoyed checking it completely out!

anonymous 9 years ago

Great lens, thanks.

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Barkely 9 years ago

Thanks for the soak the lemon trick. Great lens, I love lemonade.

BarbosaArt 9 years ago

I Love Lemonade!

Great Lens!

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Euryale Sinclair 9 years ago from The Left Coast

To me, lemondae is one of those perfect drinks for August... isn't it?

Thanks everybody and keep making lemondae...hahahahahahaha!

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Sarah LM 9 years ago from Minnesota

Great lens! Now I'm going to have to make some lemonade!

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karukera 9 years ago

hum didn't even think of that before visiting your lens! well done

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Retro Loco 9 years ago from USA

Yum, suddenly I'm craving lemonade -- I'm going to make some with Splenda this afternoon when my dear ole dad comes to visit! Nice work, 5 stars!

Aika 9 years ago

uhm~ Love lemonade! great infos about it

coollikeme 9 years ago

I guess I will have some vodka in my lemonade.

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littleliz lm 9 years ago

What a great lens! Who doesn't love real freshly made lemonade. I hope you won't mind if I lens roll you to my fruit and veg lens. 5 stars from me ^__^

Jss 9 years ago

Lemonade is great! Nutritious too and it contains antioxidants. Good tips and resources.


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hats21ricks 9 years ago

life gave me many lemons. thanks

rasin77 8 years ago

Cool , never heard of hot lemonade. What is this lemonade cleansing thing I've heard about? Know anything about it?

anonymous 8 years ago

Great tip on soaking lemons in hot water first, I am going to give it a try! Great lens!!!

relax 8 years ago

Lemonade is simple to make and nutritious. When my adult children visit at Christmas they always demand that I make them lemonade. 8 years ago

Great lens! Thanks for the tips! Lemonade is a favorite in this house! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

anonymous 8 years ago

Wow!! A great lens. Deserves a 5 star. Your tricks are cool too!!

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BoKli 8 years ago

I love lemonade!!! This is great info. :)

itsokthen 8 years ago

First lens I've read really excellent can't wait to try some recipes out

ilhan59 8 years ago

nice lens,leamnade truly yours hot or cold ,keeep the lemon in cool place at least a month and then use it as we do in Turkey for hundreds years

ArrowSheds 8 years ago

I never really thought about flavored lemonade, very interesting.

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Music-Resource 8 years ago

Hi Euryale, In answer to your opening question: I love lemonade :) I too buy organic lemons and make my own. I add a dash of white flour and a dash of sugar. I like your sticky note tips and I think I'll go make some hot lemonade right now. Nice lemonade lens. ~Music Resource~

letevic 8 years ago

meyer lemons are my favorite kind of lemons. thanks for sharing all this juicy info. you got my 5*

Partybluprints 8 years ago

What is you feeling on using Meyer Lemons - I find it has a very different taste and I have never tried it in Lemonade. I see you include a picture above.

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Euryale Sinclair 8 years ago from The Left Coast

Meyer lemons are great to use! They have excellent flavor and produce a good amount of juice too.

LeslieBrenner 8 years ago

You've made me thirsty for lemonade!

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aka-rms 8 years ago from USA

Outstanding lens! Thank you for joining the Party Food group!

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evelynsaenz1 8 years ago from Royalton

I just visited Italy and tried Gelato al limon. It's like frozen lemonade served in a lemon peel. That's now my favorite kind of lemonade.

WantMoMoney 8 years ago

I LOVE lemonade and consider myself a Lemonade connoisseur. I'm getting to the point to where I can hardly bring myself to drink anything other than homemade. Thanks so much for the great information in this lens.

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Euryale Sinclair 8 years ago from The Left Coast

I recently made the sad mistake of not asking if the lemonade I ordered at a restaurant recently was made in-house, and was brought a pathetic can of commerically-produced lemonade... yuck! That'll learn me....

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farmgirl lm 8 years ago

Excellent! I can't wait to try some ideas.

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sudokunut 8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Yes, it's very different in England for sure. I remember the first time I had lemonade in America and wondered if I'd the waitress had messed up my order!

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eccles1 8 years ago

thanks for the lemonade with maple syrup and cayenne pepper ? i don't like the taste of lemon but I found out lemons are good for us as far as our ph balance warm water and real lemon is what I do once a day now but your Lemonade sounds great and they also say cayenne has healing power too!100% maple syrup (and honey )is the sweetner I use.. this sounds like a perfect recipe for me thank you

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Piksychick 8 years ago

You have some very useful tips. I will be sure to make a few of these recipes. I especilly like the one where the sugar doesn't drop to the bottom of the pitcher. Good job and nice Lens.

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pylemountain1 8 years ago

Nice lens - I never knew there was so much to know about making lemonade!

anonymous 8 years ago

Cool tricks to make lemonades. Of course I love them. I love juices better than sodas.

anonymous 8 years ago

Good yaar It's relay healthy information and help to all persons..

anonymous 8 years ago

Good job done. Tips provided for preparing lemonade are great. And the information about how lemon helps to maintain our health is wonderful.Thanks.

anonymous 8 years ago

love the flicker pics, bright and joucy and shows lemonades in different lights, though i do prefer hot lemonade to cold ones :)

pls check out catchquests, it salmost summer here in the philippines,more will be looking for cold thirst quenchers!!

LeslieBrenner 8 years ago

Hmm, Gorgons drink lemonade and they're immortal.... Is there a connection?

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Euryale Sinclair 8 years ago from The Left Coast

In ancient Greek mythology, lemons were sometimes a symbol of love... so be sure to make your Valentine some lemonade this year!

anonymous 8 years ago

Outstanding lens! Great info. It never occurred to me to make hot lemonade,thank you.

SwaySovay 8 years ago

Ah, I miss the carbonated lemonade in Europe! Actually, when I was in Germany, I noticed that the Germans like to add carbonated water to all their fruit juices. I got pretty used to it and when I came back to the U.S. and had regular juice, I was like, "What is this stuff? It has no kick!" Great lens, by the way, lots and lots of good info!

FrogHog 8 years ago

Also try making lemonade with some grapefruit in it. It's twice as good and twice as health!

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carny 8 years ago

Nice lens. It made me thirsty, hehe.

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GypsyPirate LM 8 years ago

I can see why you picked this as your favorite - it's very cool!

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kerbev 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

Great lens!

RinchenChodron 8 years ago

Thanks for the tip about rolling on the counter to get more juice. I juice oranges a lot - so I will test your tip. Great lens 5/5

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EelKat13 8 years ago

wow, what a great lens!

Behigher 8 years ago

get lens - love it

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TriviaChamp 8 years ago

Loved the hot and spicy variations you have listed. Awesome job with the lens.


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vitar 8 years ago

Simple things rule!

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grassosalvato86 8 years ago

I like your lens!! Well done!!

bdkz 8 years ago

I love lemonade, what a great lens! 5 Stars and a Squid Angel Blessing!

Clarissa789 8 years ago

Great lens, 5 stars! :-)

ticketsourceonline 8 years ago

Awesome Lens! Making Lemonade tonight with dinner!

ILoveObento 8 years ago

I love hot lemonade! My sweet grandmother would make it for me when I had a cold. YUM!!!

Marelisa 8 years ago

This this a really cool lens. I like the tip about putting the lemon in hot water before squeezing it. I can't tell you how much I want a glass of lemonade right now.

beachbum_gabby 8 years ago

perfect for summer! thirst quenching!

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GreenRevolution 8 years ago

What a cool & refreshing lens! Thanks for the great info and tips. Great job!


ClaudetteKeith 8 years ago

Great Lens!

I love lemonade!

and love the saying If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Claudette Keith

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Clairwil LM 8 years ago

Great lens! I love making lemonade *****

marasco2001 8 years ago

Cool lens! I love lemonade! Thanks for sharing all of this delicious information!

YouCanCallMeDan 8 years ago

I LOVE Lemonade!!! Never realized that there is so much info on the subject. Great job!!

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chefkeem 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

Hi Euryale,

Compliments on your #1 rank. 5*s

I came here to study your masterful lensmaking art so I can apply some of it to my food lenses. And I found myself marveling at your command of the subject. You deserve the prime spot!

Best wishes,

Chef Keem

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Winter52 LM 8 years ago

The minute the hot weather arrives, I'm making a pitcher of the pink stuff. :)

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aka-rms 8 years ago from USA

I've featured this great lens at my new blog, Cabaret Squidoo. I'd love it if you'd add it to the Cabaret Squidoo group here at Squidoo.

NooNoo 8 years ago

great lens

elfkar 8 years ago

i love lemonade, and this is a great way to make some!

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evelynsaenz1 8 years ago from Royalton

What a great lens!

5 stars, Favored and joined your Fan Club!

White Foot the Wood Mouse scurried over for a visit and left you some virtual maple syrup made by Garner Rix to pour on your waffles and pancakes.

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gemjane 8 years ago

Great information on lemonade, and a very good-looking lens!

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RL Hunt 8 years ago

Very interesting information about lemonade. Keep up the good work! Five Stars!

luiyuming 8 years ago

Very detailed write up about how make awesome lemonade

anonymous 8 years ago

Hi, you have great and very informative lens. 5 stars of course.

boodidyajump 8 years ago

The flavour of shop bought lemonade can be so misleading, the same way as shop bought tomato sauce. The real thing is so much better, and I suspect much better for you too. An added bonus for me is that yellow is my favourite colour so there's nothing I like better than the image created by a bowl of fresh lemons, and the smell is glorious too. Pity I can't cook, but I can make lemonade and will be trying some of the recipes above. Thanks. favorite restaurant recipes

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rob-hemphill 8 years ago from Ireland

I was brought up on home made lemonade, and there is no comparison with it and the bought stuff. This great lens takes me back to those days - I now enjoy a tipple of Wine as well! Well done & 5 stars to you!

konsum 8 years ago

Excellent lens. I didn't realize that there is so much to know about lemonade!

tacosalad 8 years ago

Wow! That is a ton of info about lemonade and lemons. Nice Job!

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banquetmanager lm 8 years ago

I like your lemonade trick #1, thanks.

anonymous 8 years ago

Great Lens, very informative. thank you for the lemonade trick too. especially soak it in hot water to extract more juice.

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debnet 8 years ago from England

Great tips!

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RentMyGarden 8 years ago

I enjoy making lemonade and serving it in my garden. Great lemonade tips! *****5 Stars.

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The Homeopath 8 years ago

I'm a Lime-ade girl myself, but all of these can go either way! I'm so addicted to the stuff it isn't even funny. Yum. My favorite thing to do with the homemade lemonade is to freeze it into popsicles, but I drink all of the limeade before it can make it to the freezer.

Steve-SEO-UK 8 years ago

As the cook around the house, I am always looking for ideas. Will be using these ideas for the BBQ this Sunday (if the weather hold out). Many thanks, Steve

anonymous 8 years ago

hmm~ better to make one now. Thirst quenching!

Sarahanne 8 years ago

I'm with you--I wasn't crazy about lemonade as a child, but now, if it's made right, I just love it. Thanks for the tip to soak the lemons in hot water first!

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ShannonC LM 8 years ago from Vancouver bc

I wish I had seen this lens when I had my backyard party last week, made lemonade and it was ok, added to faves so I can make it better next time, thanks :)

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OhMe 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

My 8 yr old grandson wants to sell lemonade at the local Farmers Mkt. Glad I came upon your site. 5*

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ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

Lemonade is a wonderful summer treat.

Great lens.


seedplanter 8 years ago

I grew up on lemonade that my mom would mix up in an oversized pitcher. I don't remember having Koolaid like my friends. They wanted lemonade and I wanted Koolaid.

When my kids were young, they loved setting up a lemonade stand one summer. Made twenty-something bucks and thought sure they were rich. My granddaughter had a stand last summer. Everyone seems to love lemonade.

I love this lens!

sbaokay 8 years ago

I love the idea of the hot lemonade and the first recipe I saw looks really easy to make. It's cold where I am at the moment so this will go down well. 5 stars from me - you've done a great job with this lens!

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teamlane 8 years ago

Very cool lens Euryale!

Blessed by a Squid Angel today! :o)

TacoRecipes 8 years ago

Cool lens Euryale.

This lens made me wish I had a lemon tree

anonymous 8 years ago

this is a wonderful treat esp during summer or when at the beach!

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jodijoyous 8 years ago from New York

Funny, just yesterday, before I saw this lens, I suggested that a friend (who's feeling hot and bothered and miserable), make himself a nice glass of lemonade. :-)

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Pennyseeker LM 8 years ago

Very refreshing recipe ideal for the hot summer months. Awesome lens. Keep it up! 5 star rating!

anonymous 8 years ago

Very nice lens! Now I am thirsty...

juliasofia44 8 years ago

Cool and informative lens.

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paperfacets 8 years ago from La Verne, CA

Very Good! For the last couple of years we had dozens and dozens of lemons. I juiced them and put 1 cup in zip locks and froze it. This was in February and we still have fresh lemonade whenever we want it. Just add sugar. Thanks for the new tips.

Armanproactive 8 years ago

Hi Euryale,now I know how to make a very unique lemonade,interesting the tricks to get most the juice from squeezing lemons.

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RuralRoute2 8 years ago

Hot lemonade - the best thing for a cold or flu. I make a "Hot Toddy" when I get really sick.


1 Tbsp of honey

1 Tbsp of brandy

Mix in a big mug and heat - Really Hot.

Now curl up on the couch, cover up with cozy blanket, add a couple of cats and sip the hot toddy.

That's my cure.

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only1bub 7 years ago

I really liked your "tips" on there - made it easy to notice!

poutine 7 years ago

Loved lemonade since I was a little girl.

Excellent lens.

jessicahoward 7 years ago

this is really great information..thanx for sharing...very nice lens...

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eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

Great lens! Makes me want some!!! 5*

smarty68 7 years ago

Hey Euryale, I have never tried making homemade lemonade. I usually buy the powder, I know shame on me. But I am going to try it using yout tips. I loved your lens, very informative.

jipock 7 years ago

Great Lens!! 5*****

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AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

I really enjoy homemade lemonade - so much better than the stuff you buy.

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verymary 7 years ago from Chicago area

Favorited and 5***** Love fresh lemonade!

anonymous 7 years ago

Congratulations on your Purple Star! - Kathy

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CherylsArt 7 years ago from West Virginia

Homemade lemonade is definitely the best. I always roll my lemons first. Congrats on the purple star!

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PromptWriter 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

Congratulation on the purple star!

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Mickie Gee 7 years ago

I love lemonchello. My grand kids adore pink lemonade--even the boys!

Congratulatons on the purple star!

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ClassyGals 7 years ago from Pittsburgh

Now I know how to make lemonade. I didn't know that soaking the lemons in warm water makes them easier to juice. Appealing lens that makes me want a nice cold glass of lemonade. Congrats on the purple star! Five stars for you.

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Ramkitten2000 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

I'd never heard of hot lemonade until, oh, about a year ago, when my grandfather-in-law ordered it at a Mexican restaurant. The waitress looked at him like he was nuts, but he explained it, they brought it, and all six of us at the table had a taste (with our own straws, that is!), and thought it was yummy!

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squid-janices7 7 years ago

'Tis the season for lemonade. Yummy! Congrats on the purple star.

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Adrienne Jenkins 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing the soaking lemon trick. Who knes?

sha2 7 years ago

I love lemonade but cold, surprise to know there is hot and it taste lovely. Congrats to your Purple Star.

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TheresaMayhew 7 years ago

Great lens deserving of 5 stars!

Not only did I learn more about lemonade, but how to create an interesting lens.

Thanks a million,


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Eklectik1 7 years ago

Love , love , love lemonade and lemonade ices. Congrats on your purple star!

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dolphin7720004 7 years ago from Australia

Great info on homemade lemonade.Thanks for the tips also.

Keep up the good work and congratulations on the purple star.

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VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

Swagger1 6 years ago

Nice lens and nice info. about lemonade in Europe.

Obscure_Treasures 6 years ago

These all sound so good,I really like your lens. It gives me a lot of idea about homemade lamonade.

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norma-holt 6 years ago

Seem like I have struck a cord with your lenses. This is another great one that is *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust - Drinks

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toriphile81 6 years ago

Love Lemonade, which is funny b/c I hated it as a child. I really enjoy the frozen strawberry lemonades that are so popular in the summertime.

scar4 5 years ago

I'd love to try it out, I'm sure my boyfriend will like it.

resabi 5 years ago

I often just drink lemons squeezed into water with no sugar whatsoever -- very refreshing. If I do add sugar, I don't do more than a couple of tsp per half gallon. Like your tips about tenderizing and soaking.

Lakiticni 5 years ago

Enjoyed reading this. I didn't know that there are variations of lemonade, like lemonade with strawberry, hot lemonade or combinations with some other fruit! I'm definitely gonna try those out.

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xenoc 5 years ago

love lemonade!

anonymous 5 years ago

Great lens. It fits in well with mine so I'm adding it to my my list of featured lenses.

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saraih26 5 years ago

I like it really sweet..Then put tons of ice in my glass, and let the ice melt a bit, softening the the sweetness to perfection.

anonymous 5 years ago

This lens is far from a "lemon". I love a good lemonade. Finding the perfect ratio of sweet to tart is the key! Blessed by the beverage angel!

anonymous 5 years ago

This lens is far from a "lemon". I love a good lemonade. Finding the perfect ratio of sweet to tart is the key. Blessed by the beverage angel and featured on Beverages Blessed by Beth.

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TheresaMarkham 5 years ago

"The Lemonade Wars" is a great kids' book about siblings w/lemonade stands. Great lens!

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Iulian LM 5 years ago

We all love lemonade! Thanks for this lens!

HelanaRirosknee 5 years ago

Lemonade, yum, love this in the summer cold, and in the wintertime hot, to soothe a sore throat and cough.

queenmbeautycosmetics 5 years ago

Just what I was looking for, thanks. Great lens! :-)

huvalbd 5 years ago

Now that I live in England, what I think of as lemonade is unavailable unless I make it. Thanks for the hot recipes--we need some of that in the house right now for a sore throat.

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UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

There is nothing like real fresh iced lemonade! = great lens

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anansigirls lm 5 years ago

I always wanted to do some homemade lemonade but couldn't find a recipe. Thank you for sharing yours.

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pimbels lm 5 years ago

I have a lemon tree in my garden and never really know what to do with all lemons. I will try the lemonade. Great lens.

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ecogranny 5 years ago from San Francisco

I love lemonade and make my own easily by squeezing one lemon into a quart pitcher and adding a few teaspoons sugar, just enough to take the edge off. I've never liked the super sweet lemonade most folks make. I chill it for a few hours and drink as is, no ice. Perfect beverage! Thanks so much for the lemon-warming tip. I didn't know about that and will try it when I make a new batch today.

NYThroughTheLens 5 years ago

Awesome lens. It's now summer here in NYC and I have been craving homemade lemonade. Bookmarking this for future (soon!) use.

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Psycho-Gamer 5 years ago from Earth

This is a nice lens...good job

Now a tip for the people working out during hot summer days....instead of wasting your money and buying the stupid isotonic drinks where you do not even know if they contain the ingredients they say they contain.....why not make a homemade isotonic drink......lemonade is a perfect isotonic drink for the people working out during hot days...but instead of sugar use honey that will make the whole difference

in a big bottle of water (1.5 lt) i add lemon juice from 2 lemons and 5 table spoons of honey (this is how I do it ) that's a lot of honey but i like it that way because it gives me more energy during workouts

you can expirement and see how you like it....BUT ... do not make it too sour...because increased soureness will make your mouth dry...

and do not make it too sweet...because increased sweetness will leave you with a burning feeling at your throat

this drinks works wonders (at least it worked for me and for my buddies) is natural...fresh...homemade....try it and see it for yourself

JoshK47 5 years ago

What a great lens - I'm a big fan of a nice, sour lemonade myself, though nothing particularly spectacular in the way of recipes - just sugar, lemon, and water for me usually.

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javaoverride lm 5 years ago

@UKGhostwriter: a refreshing drink for refreshing lens

anonymous 5 years ago

i got excited when i saw a lens about lemonade, I love it that much!

jon4594 5 years ago

wow this is really good, i have a lens on lemonade and mines crap compared to this well done :D

RecipePublishing 5 years ago

This will be great for the entire family.

successwithpaul 5 years ago

yummy lemonade lots of vitamin c

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gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

Very well done, very good lemonade recipe. See you around the galaxy...

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jasminesphotogr 5 years ago

Great lens! I love lemonade. I make homemade lemonade with organic cane sugar so often for my fiancé that I've perfected it!

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gamecheathub 5 years ago

You can't beat an all-natural glass of Lemonade on a hot summer day in the South. Great lens!

jopalei 5 years ago

Great Lens. I like it tart !

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MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

I can't wait to make some lemonade. I haven't had homemade lemonade in years.

Luvnit 5 years ago

Nice lens made me start puckering for some lemonade... thanks for sharing!

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elyria 5 years ago

My grandmother used to make the yummiest lemonade ever where she would add few crushed raspberries for warmer color and unique taste. Delicious!

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Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

Great lens! I love lemonade. Blessings from a squid angel!

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lucky izan 4 years ago

lemonade is my favorite, nice lens

athena2011 4 years ago

I love raspberry lemonade made by Simply Lemonade. I know it's not 100% juice but it sure tastes great. I've never tried making my own but might try one of your recipes. I was impressed with combining the lemonade with warm rum as a natural healing remedy. Pretty cool.

iris1972 4 years ago

Thank you for some ideas for a good lemonade.

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BuddyBink 4 years ago

Since eliminating pop from my daily routine, lemonade has become a welcome replacement. Thanks for the recipes and the lens.

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flinnie lm 4 years ago from Alabama USA

Wow ! I just learned a lot more about lemon and lemonade.I never knew there was so many ways to make lemonade.I enjoyed reading your lens.Thanks for the info.

anonymous 4 years ago

Thanks, great lens.

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BusyMOM LM 4 years ago

I love your lemonade tips!

poutine 4 years ago

Cool tips.

jimmyworldstar 4 years ago

Great tips for lemonade, I didn't know that tenderizing and keeping it hot brings out more of the pulp. I add a little brown sugar sometimes instead of white, it gives it a different sweetness.

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oxfordian 4 years ago

Thank you so much for the tips. My grandfather used to make the most fantastic lemonade I ever had. He used a few limes in his recipe and it was always perfect.

BradKamer 4 years ago

Big fan of the Arnie Palmer (1/2 glass brewed ice tea and 1/2 lemonade) using lemonade made from real lemons. Nice lens

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puppyprints 4 years ago

this lens maakes me thirsty !

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Mishael A Witty 4 years ago

My little girl loves lemonade (and lemons, in general). You're right about the canned versions. Nasty stuff!

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Lagniappe LM 4 years ago

I LOVE lemonade, and I LOOOOVE it even more now that I'm pregnant. Maybe I can talk my husband into making me some! LOL

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emmesinger1 4 years ago

This is such a beautiful balanced, aesthetically pleasing lens (not to mention the pleasure of the topic itself!). How DO you do those cool post-it note effects? From a squibee (or a newdoo?) :-)

budgetgeek 4 years ago

Awesome and I loove lemonade! Kudos to the "purple star" also!

anonymous 4 years ago

I made 2 quarts of the best lemonade in the world with ONE fresh ponderosa lemon! Best lemons in the WORLD

anonymous 4 years ago

theres nothing like good lemonade

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Scarlettohairy 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

Great tips! I didn't know about soaking lemons in hot water to get more juice!

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Gypzeerose 4 years ago

I love lemonade, and I often use it with Stevia.

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Gypzeerose 4 years ago

.......and pinned out under "My Style" - I can't claim that I invented lemonade, but I wish I could!

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Wbisbill LM 4 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

Love lemonade and this lens! Thumbs up!

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desa999 lm 4 years ago

Love lemonade you are making thirsty just reading this.

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Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

Mom used to get frozen lemonade concentrate. It really was good. The powdered stuff nowadays just isn't real lemonade. I'm a lazy cook, so not sure I'll get the energy up to try your recipe.

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mysweetjane lm 4 years ago

I love lemon, rum and honey heated up for sore throats

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MyCrazyAdventures 4 years ago

Love lemonade!.. Great summertime drink!

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joanferrer 4 years ago

perfect timing.. and a great lense

Doc_Holliday 4 years ago

Way beyond what I made as a kid. Will have to try some of these.

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gatornic15 4 years ago

I never knew the tip about soaking the lemons in hot water. Great lens! Blessed

Hannah Writes 4 years ago

I knew about rolling lemons, but not about soaking. Thanks for the information!

anonymous 4 years ago

I'm going to have to make some lemon aid, sure will taste good. :)

rahuls66 4 years ago

Hmmm...I wanna have some rightaway!

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ggruden2 4 years ago

The best lemonade is made from home lemons!

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floppypoppygift1 4 years ago

I recently discovered Golden Bear lemonade by Arizona iced tea. Yum! Cheers~cb

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MBurgess 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

One of my pals used to smash lemon slices down into the sugar to make lemonade. Then add water in the lemon mash mix, stir, and serve. She tried this with Ponderosa lemons which didn't work out to well. Those lemons are VERY bitter. This lens is refreshing! =) Thanks for sharing!

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Pat Goltz 3 years ago

I like the idea of putting herbs in lemonade. I think she put way too much sweetener in, in the video. I can drink water with nothing but lots of lemon in it, and often do. It helps my digestion. I do like lemonade, but not super sweet.

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PinkstonePictures 3 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

Fresh lemonade is the best.

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Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

I used to love to make lemonade as a kid. We did it in a cooler with sugarcane. I like how you included tips on asking in the restaurant. I would not have thought of that.

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schwarz 3 years ago from Seattle, WA Author

@Rhonda Lytle: I didn't think of it until having some really disappointing lemonade...

DebMartin 3 years ago

I love lemonade although I rarely make it for myself. Don't know why. Got to change that. And the hot lemonade recipes sound perfect for this northern climate girl. So glad I stopped by.

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sierradawn lm 3 years ago

I was very happy to get your tips on soaking lemons in warm water & rolling them before squeezing to get more juice! I enjoyed visiting your informative & delightful lens!

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mel-kav 3 years ago

I love lemonade, but I have never made it from scratch. I think I just may have to try it. Great, informative lens. Thanks.

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akusphinx 3 years ago

nice.. slurp!

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Elaine Chen 3 years ago

I like lemonade with less sweet; I used to drink the hot one plus honey when I am cough.

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schwarz 3 years ago from Seattle, WA Author

@Elaine Chen: The good part about making your own is you can get it just right.

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writerkath 2 years ago

I begin each morning with the juice of a fresh lemon in water. Yum! :)

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smine27 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

I Love lemonade and haven't had one in ages. Perhaps it's time to make one.

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esmonaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

I've really never tried to make it from stratch, I think now that I should give it a try!! Thanks :)

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topclimb lm 2 years ago

This is a great lens. I love fresh made and you give so many great options for recipes. Thank you...

pinaysweet 2 years ago

I only have a chance to drink lemonade juices whenever I do dining out but after reading this, I guess, I should start making myself one now :)

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