Drink| Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Although lemonade is labeled as a summer drink, I was really in the mood for it in the middle of January. Lemonade is a really simple recipe and anyone can do it. I twisted this old-fashioned recipe with lime, but you can omit it for more lemon juice. I was able to make a batch in my old-fashioned blue mason jar.


  • 3 lemons (if full cup, 5 lemons)
  • 2 limes
  • Simple syrup:
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Make the simple syrup:

In a small pot, boil one cup of water and 1 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once cooled, use a cup of the mixture in the lemonade.

Squeeze three to six lemons for 8 ounces of lemon juice. If you want to add lime, just squeeze 6 ounces of lemon and add 2 ounces of lime.

After squeezing the citruses, add 2 cups of cold water. Stir the mixture together; add one cup of the simple syrup. Finish with ice.

Put the lid on the mason jar and shake the mixture. Put in the refrigerator for two to three hours.

This lemonade recipe is simple and delicious! Add frozen fruit, lemon slices, or even orange slices to put even more of a modern twist to the traditional lemonade 🙂

I hope you enjoyed!

– Lisa –


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