Fresh {Real} Lemonade

A refreshing and delicious recipe for real lemonade, made with just 3 ingredients!

Happy summer day!

The days are finally hot and beautiful here!
The kinds of days where the air is soft and full of promise.
And it smells good.
Yes…it smells good…like petunias and sunscreen and fresh grass on the breeze.
My favourite kinds of days…

The kind that require a good old fashioned glass of lemonade.
The real kind.
From fresh squeezed lemons.
It doesn’t get any better than that.  🙂

Fresh {Real} Lemonade takes no time at all and is definitely worth the effort!

Fresh Lemonade {A Pretty Life}



Fresh {Real} Lemonade


A refreshing and delicious recipe for real lemonade, made with just 3 ingredients!



  • 6 lemons (juiced)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/23/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet or tart you want it)


  1. Juice your lemons. (I just use a hand juicer.)
  2. Add the sugar to the lemon juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the water and stir.
  4. Serve & enjoy!

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If you’ve never had real lemonade, you just don’t know what you’re missing!  It’s tart & sweet and SO refreshing!  So fill your glass, kick back and relax!

If you’re looking for more lemonade recipes, check out my other recipes here:

Strawberry Lemonade {A Pretty Life}

Strawberry Lemonade

Pink Lemonade Pops {A Pretty Life}

Pink Lemonade Popsicles

Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Jaclyn July 11, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I was JUST at the grocery store contemplating whether or not to buy a bunch of lemons for lemonade. I didn’t end up doing it and now you’re making me regret my decision! Oh well…next time!

    • Reply Jo-Anna July 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      Too funny! Definitely next time…fresh lemonade is SO worth it!

  • Reply Lizy @ July 12, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Hi Jo-Anna! It’s twice me visiting your blog today lol, but you great posts, I’m following you now on FB and G+. This next week I will make our first batch of lemonade for the season, so your post will come in handy! Thank you again and happy to be here,

    • Reply Jo-Anna July 17, 2013 at 6:51 PM

      I feel very honoured Lizy! Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply Ali July 12, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Yum! This looks so cute and sooooo refreshing 🙂

    • Reply Jo-Anna July 17, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Soooo good! I just made another batch! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole July 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Sometimes you just need a plain glass of Real lemonade! By the way, your lemonade photos are gorgeous!

    • Reply Jo-Anna July 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      Thank you very much Nicole!

  • Reply Stephanie Pass July 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    That looks so delicious! You’re right, there is nothing like fresh lemonade. It’s so worth going to all the trouble of making it, lol. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jo-Anna July 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      You are so welcome! And I agree, it’s definitely worth the trouble to make!

  • Reply Julie July 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Sounds delicious, You are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff:

  • Reply Toodie July 13, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Making this today! Wow, that just looks so refreshing and there is nothing like the real thing.

    • Reply Jo-Anna July 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      Oooh, I hope you love it!!

  • Reply suburbsmama July 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Yummy! perfect for the summer! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party:

  • Reply Elizabeth July 16, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    One of my favorite things about summer 🙂 Sounds yummy!

    • Reply Jo-Anna July 17, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Mine too! Thank you for stopping by Elizabeth!

  • Reply Bobbi May 29, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Just made this – so good!!! It was my first attempt at making my own lemonade. Thank you for the recipe.

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