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5 from 4 votes

Simple and Perfect Lemonade

This lemonade will certainly live up to it's name- perfect. It is the best drink on a hot summer day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon drinks, lemonade, lemonade ideas, lemonade recipes, lemonade with simple syrup, perfect lemonade
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amy- a Red Spatula


  • sauce pan, strainer


  • 1 cup water for simple syrup
  • 1 cup granulated syrup
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice


  • Add water and sugar to a saucepan. It is best if this is a thick-bottomed saucepan. Turn heat to medium and mix well. Allow to heat until sugar is dissolved. Mine took about 5 minutes or so, this will depend on the temp of your cooktop. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove it from heat and allow it to cool.
    Once it has cooled slightly, we can begin
    Add your simple syrup, lemon, juice, and 1 quart of water to a pitcher. Mix it well and taste. If you like, add in more water. This will depend on how strong your lemons are and what your tastes are like. last up is the ice. Can you drink lemonade without it iced down? Me either...
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve this!