Michael’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Fresh squeezed lemonade is one of my favorite summertime treats. It’s so easy to make that you really don’t need a recipe. Get a bag of lemons–10 or so. I find that using a vintage style reamer (pictured below) is the easiest way to juice them. My rule of thumb is to mix equal parts lemon juice to sugar, and add water and ice. Keep in mind that the ice will dilute the lemonade a bit..


  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • ice


Mix lemon juice and sugar together. The sugar will dissolve somewhat. Add the juice to a pitcher with water and stir well. Add ice.

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