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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 in is the ice. I love a well-chilled lemonade!