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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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 …

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. In a 16-ounce or larger glass, 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 drink, Serving Size: About 10 ounces

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 108 Calories
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Protein: 1g
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Originally published June 14, 2012. Updated April 23, 2020.