The Refreshingly Chilled Lemonade


National Lemonade Day

It’s National Lemonade Day today, and this infograph from is the perfect image to compliment this day. Essentially lemonade is a refreshing blend of water, lemons and sugar, evolving ever since the 13th century. It’s believed that it started in the Mediterranean region and then the recipe for this drink spread all over the world.

Homemade Lemonade

Homemade lemonade is fairly easy to mix. Here’s the quintessential recipe.

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 6-8 lemons (enough for 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice)
  • 6 cups cold water


  1. Pour boiling water over sugar, stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Juice lemons and strain out seeds and pulp.
  3. In a large pitcher combine sugar water, lemon juice, and water.
  4. Add ice and lemon slices

You can add herbs or fruit to add more flavors to the lemonade. Often herbs like mint, basil etc. go well, and berries and peaches compliment lemonade flavors very well.

Find more lemonade recipes on Recipebridge.


Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer August 20th 2012
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