prep time: 15 minutes + refrigeration time
cook time: 5 minutes
ready in: 50 minutes
makes: 8 servings, 8 oz. each
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 8 cups water, divided
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (juice from about 2 lemons)
The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.
- Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely, about 5 minutes.
- Combine lemon juice and the simple syrup in a pitcher. Add remaining 7¼ cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30–40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
- Serve with ice, sliced lemon and fresh mint, if desired.
per serving: 50 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 13g sugars, 0g protein