Iconic for summer days and picnics, homemade lemonade is the ultimate refresher. We'll show you how to make lemonade with lemon juice (freshly squeezed!) and just two other ingredients. We're also sharing some of our favorite simple lemonade recipes so you can dress up your drink with basil, strawberries, mint, and more. Fresh squeezed lemonade is best, after all!
Ade is a beverage made with water, sugar, and citrus juice. California is a large producer of the very-tart lemon varieties we are accustomed to purchasing. These juicy, bright yellow lemons are available year-round and add the ideal amount of mouth-puckering sourness that makes sweetened lemonade so yin and yang. Of course, fresh lemons are the key to perfect lemonade, so opt for them whenever you're making lemonade.
Follow our easy lemonade recipe below to make a homemade version of this refreshing ade using fresh lemon juice, or swap in a different citrus to make limeade, orangeade, grapefruitade—any ade you want!
Whether you're in the mood for old fashioned homemade lemonade or want to try a new twist on an old favorite, we have an easy lemonade recipe for you. Grab your fresh lemons and start juicing!