Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass

If you’re looking for a lemonade recipe for one, this Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass is perfect for you!

Because 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. A single serving lemonade recipe will hit the spot!

a glass of single serving lemonade with a pink straw and a lemon wheel on the rim. Lemons are in the background.

I love lemonade (but then who hates lemonade?). And I love that it’s a cinch to make – especially this lemonade recipe for one.

Readers say …
“Best lemonade I’ve ever made! Yum!”


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Lemonade by the Glass Ingredients

Seriously, this one-glass-of-lemonade recipe could not be simpler. How’s it made, exactly? Well, the ingredients you need for this lemonade recipe for one are:

  • lemon (for about 3 tablespoons worth of fresh lemon juice)
  • Water – Some hot, and some cold (I’ll explain this in a minute)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ice, of course!
Ingredients for single-serving lemonade include lemons and sugar on a wooden board with a gold spoon in the background.

How to Make It

The first thing you want to do is stir the sugar together with the hot water, right in the glass. Why hot water? This is an easy-peasy (lemon squeezy [ahem]) way to dissolve the sugar quickly. No grainy lemonade here!

Stirring the sugar into the warm water so that it dissolves for single-serving lemonade

Then, add the lemon juice and the remaining water.

Plop in ice so that your glass is filled to the brim, stir, and voila! That’s how to make a glass of lemonade!

Stirring a glass of single serving lemonade by the glass

So now you know how to make lemonade with fresh lemon juice for one glass. Soon you’ll be finding yourself making a cup of lemonade every time the craving hits (guaranteed the craving will hit often after you’ve discovered this super-simple fresh-squeezed lemonade by the glass!)

Now to find the perfect lemonade-sipping spot out on the porch! Oh, and come back in the wintertime for single serve hot chocolate!

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Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade by the Glass

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 1
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 granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from 1 medium-to-large lemon)
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • Ice


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

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 10ounces, Calories: 103kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 10mg, Potassium: 46mg, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin C: 17mg

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