Fresh Strawberry Lemonade by the Glass


Homemade Lemonade

  • 1 cup (240 mL) of lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • 1 cup (225 g) of sugar
  • 6 cups (1.4 L) of water
  • Ice (optional)[1]

(Makes 7 servings)

Optional Garnishes and Substitutions

  • 1 teaspoon (4.9 mL) of liquid stevia
  • 6 tbsp (18 g) of granulated monk fruit sweetener
  • 8 teaspoons (39 mL) of liquid monk fruit sweetener
  • 5 to 6 cups (1.2 to 1.4 L) of club soda
  • 1 tbsp (6 g) of dried lavender
  • 1-2 cups (200-400 g) of pureed strawberries or raspberries
  • 1  fl oz (30 mL) of liquor
  • 6-7 sprigs of lavender, rosemary, or thyme
  • 12-21 basil or mint leaves
  • 2-3 sliced lemons or limes
  • Jar of maraschino cherries


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  1. Squeeze lemons for juice
  2. Combine water and sugar in large pitcher
  3. Stir about 3-5 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved
  4. Add lemon juice
  5. Stir until completely combined
  6. Add ice to pitcher
  7. Add lemon slices if desired
  8. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve
  9. Store leftovers in refrigerator up to 7 days

Cherry Limeade Lemonade

By the Glass – 

  • Add 2 tablespoons Cherry Lime Syrup (like Torani) to the glass
  • Slice and add limes
  • Fill with lemonade
  • Garnish with Maraschino Cherries if desired

By the Pitcher – 

  • Add 2 tablespoons Cherry Lime Syrup per serving to the pitcher – on average there are 8 servings in a 2 quart pitcher, so you would need 16 tablespoons or 1 cup of cherry lime syrup
  • Slice and add limes
  • Fill with lemonade
  • Garnish with Maraschino Cherries if desired

Things You’ll Need

  • Bowl or measuring cup
  • Citrus squeezer or hand juicer
  • Pitcher
  • Saucepan (if making simple syrup)
  • Strainer
  • Large plastic or wooden spoon
  • Glass
  • Straw (optional)
  • Tiny umbrella (optional)

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