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The Best Homemade Lemonade

Recipe: Dorothy’s Lemonade Concentrate

If you have my favorite variety, Meyer lemons, use them. Meyers have a slightly less tart, floral quality that is addictive!

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar

In a 4-cup glass measuring cup, put 1 cup water and then add lemon juice up to the 2-cup mark. Add sugar and stir well to dissolve. Store in a jar or closed container in the refrigerator, or freeze for longer storage.

To make a glass of lemonade:

Use 1/3 cup concentrate and 2/3 cup water, over ice.

To make and use the entire recipe at once:

Add all of concentrate (about 2 1/3 cups) to a 2-quart pitcher. Add 4 2/3 cups water, stir well, and serve in individual glasses, over ice.


Taste and adjust to your liking — add a snitch more sugar if you need it (lemons have different levels of tart), or add a little more water if it seems too strong to you. Remember that the ice in the glass will dilute it slightly.

Looking for more lemonade options?

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Blackberry Lemonade
Agua Fresca Watermelon Lemonade [1]

The Best Homemade Lemonade from Shockinglydelicious.com [2]

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