Old Timey Lemonade


Old Timey Lemonade

The ultimate summer drink.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes


  • 1-1/3 cup lemon juice 8-10 lemons
  • 1-1/3 cup sugar more or less to taste
  • 80 oz water 2-1/2 qts
  • lemon slices for garnish


  1. Cut all the lemons in half.

  2. Squeeze the lemons through a strainer.

  3. Using a funnel or measuring cup, pour lemon juice into a large container.

  4. Add the sugar.

  5. Add the water.

  6. Shake or stir very well and taste. Too strong, more water. Too sour, more sugar. Too sweet, add the juice of one lemon and another cup or two of water.

  7. Serve in a tall glass with plenty of ice and garnish with a lemon slice.

Recipe Notes

If you have an electric juicer, great. There are hand held juicers as well. I put the lemons between a pair of tongs and squeeze, turn 90 degrees and squeeze again.

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