Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass

Refreshing homemade lemonade couldn’t be easier – one glass at a time! Whip some up and you’ll be sipping before you know it.

Total Time: 5 minutes

Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass - Refreshing homemade lemonade couldn't be easier, one glass at a time! Whip some up and you'll be sipping before you know it.

Sometimes you just need a little refreshment. One glass worth, to be exact. Something special, something easy, thirst-quenching, and cold. Some lemonade, for instance.

I love lemonade (but then who hates lemonade?). And I love that it’s a cinch to make, especially by the glass. This recipe could not be simpler – dissolve some sugar, squeeze a couple of lemons and add the juice, stir in water, and then plop in some ice cubes.

And then, of course, drink.

Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Refreshing homemade lemonade couldn't be easier - one glass at a time! Whip some up and you'll be sipping before you know it.


  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • Ice


  1. In a 16-ounce or larger cup, stir together the sugar and hot water until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice and the cold water.
  3. Fill to the top with ice and serve.

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

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  3. Best lemonade I’ve ever made! Yum!

  4. Variation:
    2.5 tbs. granulated sugar
    3/4 cup carbonated water
    1/4 cup cold water
    Mix together until sugar is dissolved
    Add 4 tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice
    Stir to combine (add ice if desired)

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  5. The only thing I changed was I added a half teaspoon more sugar, but everything else was great!

  6. This recipe is really good!! All I did differently was put it in the fridge to cool down! Also if you’re not a big fan of sugar just reduce the amount.

  7. Wonderful!! I used agave rather than sugar because it’s much healthier but tastes exactly the same. Also didn’t have to mess with hot water step. I’ve made twice now. This is my go to. Love it!

  8. Thank you! I was looking for the proportions for a single-sized serving of lemonade, because I had leftover lemon juice from a recipe I made last night! This came out perfect, and I am enjoying it right at this very moment ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Awesome, I loved it. Not too sour, but then not too sweet.
    Perfect in my eyes, just the way it is.

  10. Absolutely the best glass lemonade ever!

  11. Perfect!!! Not too sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

  12. Very much enjoying this quick, simple recipe. I can make a larger amount, but the single-serve size is perfect. Thanks.

  13. This is the third time i’ve made this and it is fantastic every time! Thanks for sharing!

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