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Easy Homemade Lemonade

Easy Homemade Lemonade. 3-ingredients and unbelievably simple and quick to make. It’s refreshing, tangy and the perfect quench-thirsting drink to sip on a warm summer day. 


As you read this blog post, I’m currently relaxing in the beautiful Mediterranean in sunny paradise. It’s a much needed break, after a long year of studies and working on my blog. It’s nice to have 2 weeks dedicated to total relaxation. When I’m back I have lots more recipes lined up for the blog and I’ll definitely be sharing pictures from our trip.

So back to today’s recipe. For me there is nothing quite like a glass of ice cold lemonade on a boiling hot day. It’s one of my favourite summer drinks and I knew this year I needed to share a basic recipe on how to make your own homemade lemonade. You will have this fab and easy recipe on hand ready for those hot summer days. Luckily the English summer has been fantastic so far with soaring temperatures and long sunny days and evenings so I’ve had the chance to enjoy this delicious lemonade many times!


My recipe couldn’t be any easier to make! I mean it’s not really even a recipe because it’s so incredibly easy and quick to prepare! You won’t believe that all you have to do is stir together just 3 ingredients, chill and it’s ready to drink!

Most lemonade recipes on the web are over complicated and require standing over hot stove and making sugar syrup. When it’s a gazillion degrees outside I don’t know about you but the last place I want to be is in a hot kitchen stirring something over the stove.

It’s really important to stir the lemonade well before chilling as you really need to dissolve all the sugar otherwise it will have a gritty texture.

Plus it’s such a good feeling when you have make homemade lemonade – it’s 100% fresh and free from all those added flavourings, additives and colourings. This lemonade is still but if preferred you can swap the cold water for sparkling water. Making a drink recipe for the blog gave me the perfect opportunity to use these beautiful floral straws sent to me by my lovely friend Jemma at Iced Jems.

(Makes 2 litres)


4 lemons, juiced

1 litre cold water – you can use sparkling water, if preferred

100g (1/2 cup) caster or superfine sugar


  • In a large pitcher (2 litres) combine the lemon juice, water and sugar. Simply stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Chill the lemonade in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, pour into a glass and garnish with ice cubes and lemon wedges.



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64 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Lemonade

  1. I love lemonade in the summer – such a cool and refreshing drink. Jealous that you are in the Mediterranean! I would love to visit there one day!

  2. Oh man, fresh lemonade is one of the best things about summer! We have a big family picnic planned for this weekend, and I totally need to make a batch of this lemonade. Looks delicious, Jess! P.S. I hope you are enjoying your well-earned vacation…take lots of pictures!!

  3. Lemonade is so fun to make- and better than the processed storebought!

  4. Homemade lemonade is the best!!! I love making it. This is such a great recipe, especially as there’s only 3 ingredients, that’s amazing!! It looks stunning – I definitely have to try this 🙂

  5. Such a refreshing post – both the lemonade and the pictures! And I do love these cocktail straws – so cute:) Have a nice vacation. I hope you’ll back inspired with the Mediterranean cuisine too.

  6. I am so envious knowing you are on holiday. I wish I were there too!
    Lemonade is probably the best thing I can think of on holiday, at least until evening kicks in..Then it’s all about cocktails 🙂
    Simple but for sure refreshing…Enjoy!!!

    1. Thanks Emanuele! The Mediterranean is my favourite place to go on holiday – we spent two weeks in Cyprus. Such a beautiful country! Glad you like the lemonade – it really is the perfect summer drink! And oh yeah, I definitely love a good cocktail or two! Ahaha! 😀

    1. Thanks so much Josefine! I’m super pleased you like the lemonade! We had a fab time in Cyprus – such an amazing place to visit! 😀 P.S hope you’re having a fab time in Sicily! xxx

  7. Perfect way to cool down in summer! thanks for refreshing share, Jess! loving it!

  8. Yummy and so refreshing! Hubby and I have been drinking a lot of sparkling water with lots of freshly squeezed lemon juice, but we leave out the sugar. So good! Mint leaves go so well with lemonade 😀

    1. Thanks Nadia! Love the idea of serving sparkling water with lemon and no extra added sugar – definitely going to try that healthier version soon! Thanks for sharing your lovely idea! 😀 Fresh mint is always a delicious addition in drinks!

  9. Ohhhhh, I love homemade lemonade. It’s so refreshing and perfect and reminds me of back in the day when I was a kid and had seen one of those US movies where they were selling fresh lemonade, I did the same thing — not that many peeps bought. 🙁

    This lemonade looks so quick and easy though, especially since you don’t have to boil the water and wait. I’ve been wanting to make my own lemonade again recently, and this is the most quick and easiest recipe I’ve seen. I’d like to use still water and add citric acid so it seems fizzy without carbonation but wow, no-one seems to sell food-grade citric acid on the high street. Total bummer!

    1. Thanks so much Lisa – your story is so cute! Glad this blog post brought back some memories for you from your childhood! 😀

      Homemade lemonade is so good – glad you’re liking my recipe! Hope you do give it a try! x

  10. Have SO MUCH FUN!! And enjoy the break!! This lemonade looks so fabulously refreshing and SIMPLE – just what my summer needs.

  11. I love your straws!! They are so pretty! It is so hot here and lemonade sounds so much more refreshing than water! I love how easy this is 🙂

  12. I hope you are having an enjoyable vacation and eating some wonderful food. I’m Jealous! I’ll sit back sipping lemonade while I wait for posts about your time in the Mediterranean.

  13. Oh my gawsh! You are in the Mediterranean?!? Kill me with jealousy why don’t you! I’d say I hope you are having a good time.. but im positive you are! So instead I will say- take LOTS of pictures!! Can’t wait to see them!
    Lemonade is quintessential summertime and yours looks delish! Super easy, extra refreshing and seriously scrumptious! I’ll take mine the adult way… Because, well, why not?! 🙂 ♡Cheers and enjoy your vacay!!!

    1. Thanks Cheyanne! We had the best time in Cyprus, it’s so beautiful there! I definitely took lots of pictures – blog post coming next week! Hope you will all enjoy the pics! 😀

      Glad you love the lemonade – it really is the best summer drink!

      Thanks for your lovely comment! xx

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