Food Recipes Classic Lemonade 3.9 (596) 3 Reviews There are few things more refreshing than a glass of lemonade, especially when it’s homemade. In fact, there are only two ingredients in this classic recipe, so there’s really no reason you shouldn’t make it yourself. Making simple syrup is, well, as simple as its name implies—you’ll bring sugar and water to a boil until the sugar is dissolved. This is the same technique used in a variety of cocktails, so it’s not a bad one to have in your arsenal. Then, you’ll mix in the lemon juice and some cold water, et voila! A pitcher of lemonade in 10 minutes flat. To switch things up, try mixing in seltzer water instead of still. By Emily McKenna Emily McKenna Emily is a food writer and former associate food editor at Real Simple. She brings more than a decade of experience in food media and cooking as a trained chef to her writing and recipe development. Highlights: * More than 10 years of experience as a trained chef, food editor, and recipe tester/developer * Work has been featured in Food52, Food & Wine, EatingWell, and more. * Contributed to several cookbooks including The Essential New York Times Cookbook and The Food52 Cookbook Vol 1 Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on July 11, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: Serves 4 (makes 4 cups) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup sugar 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons) Directions In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved; let cool. In a pitcher, combine the syrup with the lemon juice and 2½ to 3 cups water. Serve over ice. James Wojcik Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 112 Calories 30g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 112 % Daily Value * Sodium 1mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 26g Calcium 5mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.