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Rachel Steenland is a vegan blogger and recipe developer who is on a mission to shake up the world through the power of plants, by sharing tasty and easy 100% plant-based recipes to resources to help you live a vegan lifestyle. In this article, she shares her recipe for Lemonade with Lemon Juice & Simple Syrup.

lemonade recipe

This recipe is easy to make and combines lemon juice, and homemade simple syrup for a refreshingly sweet flavor that is perfect for hot summer days and any other time throughout the year!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Base

To Serve

  • Water, still or sparkling
  • Lemon slices
  • Ice

How to Make This Recipe

  1. Make the base: Into a small pot over medium heat, add cane sugar and water, and stir until sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool for an hour, then stir in the lemon juice.
  2. Make lemonade: Into a 64oz (2 liter) pitcher, add the base then top off with cold still or sparkling water, lemon slices, and, stir to combine.
  3. Serve: Serve immediately while cold and refreshing.
  4. Store: The base can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. Lemonade (base and still water only) can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Before serving, add lemon slices and ice.

Easy Variations

If you’re looking for a fun twist on this classic variation then try some of these simple adaptations!

Blue Lemonade

Add 1/8 tsp of blue spirulina per glass and whisk thoroughly until it is combined.

Rose Lemonade

Add 1/4 tsp of rose water per glass and stir to combine. If you’re feeling extra fancy then add a couple of culinary rose petals to the pitcher before serving.

Lemon + Mint

Add a pinch of freshly torn mint leaves to each glass or a couple of sprigs to the pitcher, then muddle to release the flavor. Stir to combine.

Lemonade – Recipe Card

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Easy Lemonade Recipe with Lemon Juice & Simple Syrup

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Enjoy a taste of sunshine with this Easy Lemonade Recipe! It combines the zing of fresh lemon juice and homemade simple syrup for a sweet and refreshing drink. For a twist, try variations like Blue Lemonade, Rose Lemonade, or Lemon + Mint for a unique and delightful flavor experience.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Author: Rachel Steenland
Servings: 2 liters of lemonade

Ingredients

  • Lemonade Base
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice with pulp removed 5–6 medium lemons
  • To Serve
  • 3 –4 cups cold water still or sparkling
  • Lemon slices
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Make lemonade base: Into a small pot over medium heat, add cane sugar and water, and stir until sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool for an hour, then stir in the lemon juice.
  • Make lemonade: Into a 64oz (2 liter) pitcher, add lemonade base then top off with cold still or sparkling water, lemon slices, and, stir to combine.
  • Serve: Serve immediately while cold and refreshing.
  • Store: The lemonade base can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. Lemonade (base and still water only) can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Before serving, add lemon slices and ice.
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If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also like this Mango Ice Cream by the same author. Click here to get the recipe.

Recipe & Photography by Rachel Steenland.

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