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Homemade Lemonade

Our local gourmet grocery store, Central Market, sells freshly squeezed juices such as orange, grapefruit, tangerine and other seasonal juices as well as lemon and lime. Because it's easier, David likes to use this lemon juice. But please don't go and buy that stuff in a green bottle that claims it's lemon juice, because it's not. Either use freshly squeezed from the store or squeeze your own lemons. Of course, you could also replace the lemons with limes and make limeade. As for the sweetener, you could also use agave nectar, Sun Crystals, maple syrup or whatever you like, but be sure to adjust the amount of sweetener according to your taste.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade, lemons
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet's husband


  • Ratio:
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1¬† cup water preferably spring water and definitely not tap water unless you live in New York City where the water is great

For one pitcher of lemonade:

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 single serving packets Truvia or Stevia drops


  1. Add lemon juice and water to pitcher and stir. Add in approximately 8 single serving packages of Truvia or as many Stevia drops as needed. Stir well.

  2. Refrigerate to chill thoroughly or serve over ice and enjoy immediately.