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The Secret To Make Perfect Fresh Lemonade Recipe

Here is a Perfect Recipe to make fresh squeezed lemonade. I am excited to hear how you like it.

If you’re looking for a refreshing, delicious, and healthy drink, then fresh squeezed lemonade is a great option. It’s easy to make and can be enjoyed in many different ways.

So gather your supplies and be sure to use a clear pitcher for lemonade just because it’s so pretty with lemons floating in the pitcher.

How to make the best Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe and the secret ingredient.

Why Is Fresh Squeezed Lemonade So Good?

Y’all, if you love lemonade, you have to try this recipe. I’m a southern girl, and if I’m going to drink lemonade, it’s gonna be freshly squeezed and made with real sugar. Yum!! Yum!!

Lemonade is a refreshing and delicious drink that can be enjoyed all summer long. Serve it at parties, barbecues, or simply on a hot day.

Fresh squeezed lemonade is good for many reasons. Here are a few:

  • It’s refreshing. Fresh squeezed lemonade is made with just lemons, water, and sugar, so it’s a refreshing and hydrating drink that’s perfect for a hot day.
  • It’s delicious. The tartness of the lemons is balanced by the sweetness of the sugar, creating a delicious and refreshing drink that everyone loves.
  • It’s healthy. Fresh squeezed lemonade is a good source of vitamin C, which is an important nutrient for immune function. It’s also a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage.
  • It’s easy to make. All you need is a few lemons, some water, and some sugar to make fresh squeezed lemonade. You can make it in just a few minutes, and it’s a great way to use up any lemons you have on hand.
  • It’s versatile. Fresh squeezed lemonade can be served on its own, or it can be used as a mixer for cocktails or mocktails. It can also be used to make lemonade popsicles or lemonade sorbet.

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Supplies for Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Ingredients and tools to make the perfect lemonade recipe
Yield: 8 people

The Secret to Make The Best Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

The Secret to Make The Best Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Simple Easy to Make

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1½ cup Sugar
  • 7-8 lemons
  • lemon zest
  • water


  1. grate lemon for zest
  2. heat water with zest and sugar until sugar is dissolved
  3. stain the sugar and zest mixture
  4. juice all lemons
  5. add remaining water and refrigerate


Wash Lemons well

Zest two lemons and set aside

Place 2 cups of water, lemon zest and sugar in sauce pan

Heat until sugar is dissolved.  Do not boil

Strain sugar solution into pitcher

Squeeze juice from all lemons - should be approx. 1 cup of juice

Add juice to pitcher 

Fill with water until pitcher is full - 1 quart of Lemonade

Stir before serving - keep refrigerated until ready to serve.  

Serve over ice

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 2gSugar 40gProtein 1g

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How to Make Perfect Lemonade

The Secret Ingredient

Y’all, this is truly the secret to making the perfect fresh lemonade. It’s so simple, just zest two of the lemons and up the flavor wow! I do recommend a real fine grater to get a fine zest.

The secret ingredient to make the perfect fresh squeezed lemonade recipe.

Next just add your zest to 2 cups of water and your sugar. Heat until the sugar dissolves.

Heat lemon zest and sugar to make lemonade. Perfect Lemonade

Important Step for Perfect Fresh Lemonade Recipe

Then you want to strain the mixture before adding to your pitcher. If you skip this step, you may not have perfect lemonade. LOL

the secret to make fresh squeezed perfect lemonade, strain the lemon zest.

I like to squeeze my lemons with a squeezer because I’m assured of getting every last drop of juice. This recipe goes so well with another favorite recipe – Hot Chicken Salad

squeeze fresh lemons

Notice the color of the sugar & zest water. Looking good!

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The Perfect Lemonade Recipe

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoy this lemonade recipe.

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Kathy M

Friday 30th of June 2023

Freshly made lemonade is always a sign that summer is here. I made some yesterday and added a few sprigs of mint from the garden to each glass I poured for some company so refreshing g on very hot humid day.I had some left over concen trate so I froze it for another batch.No more grocery store frozen lemonade for me thus summer.Will ,definitely be trying your idea about lemon zest. 🍋 Happy Summer.


Saturday 1st of July 2023

Kathy, Thank you for stopping by and sharing. Have a wonderful 4th of July


Saturday 18th of July 2020

Will be trying this for Sure! I just bought the sliced almonds for the hot chicken salad! I think I better go get some lemons to have these two together! I made lemonaide the other day and added some limes to see how it would taste and it was sooo good! Just yummy!

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Monday 20th of July 2020

Shelly, I hope you enjoy both. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments. Rachel

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