The perfect lemonade Recipe
The perfect lemonade
Total time: less than 15 minutes

Prep. time: A few minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Waiting time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Usually the perfect lemonade is made with lemons but you can make it with limes or a mix if you prefer.

Prepare Simple Syrup in advance and refrigerate until ready to use. The secret of a perfect lemonade is in the syrup so you do not find un-dissolved sugar on the bottom of the pitcher!

You can reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup, if desired or use sugar substitute if you are diabetic.


For 6 servings

- 6 lemons
- 1 litre / 4 cups cold water
- ice cubes

Simple syrup (250 ml / 1 cup)
- 225 g / 8 oz granulated sugar
- 250 ml / 1 cup water

Simple Syrup

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes, without stirring. Sugar should be entirely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool before using.


  1. In a large pitcher, combine freshly-squeezed lemon juice from the 6 lemons and cold Simple Syrup.
  2. Add water, lemon slices, and ice cubes; stir until well blended.
  3. Refrigerate approximately 1 hour before serving.

Serve in tall glasses over ice.

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