Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass

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.

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Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass

Refreshing homemade lemonade by the glass couldn't be easier.

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 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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13 Responses to “Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass”

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  3. Alyssa posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Best lemonade I’ve ever made! Yum!

  4. Phoebe posted on July 23, 2013 at 7:55 am

    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)

    • Reggie posted on March 16, 2014 at 2:27 am

      HA! Oh come on this stuff can’t be THAT old! Er, can it??? I remember a colupe of these performed live. Thanks for posting gives me visions of riding in the old Toyota at Wheaton with Sami, blasting Autumn War and singing along. Funny that I STILL remember all the lyrics. lol

  5. RandomSquirrel posted on August 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm

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

  6. Kiara:) posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    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.

    • Karen Troughton posted on October 18, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Hi Kiara! So glad you liked it. :)

  7. Jocelyn posted on February 10, 2014 at 10:46 am

    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!

    • Karen Troughton posted on February 11, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      That is such a great idea! :)

  8. Elizabeth @ Bowl of Delicious! posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    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 :-)

  9. Jessi posted on September 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm

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

  10. Kim posted on March 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Absolutely the best glass lemonade ever!

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