Country Lemonade


Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen

Published by Harvard Common Press

Editor's Note: If you thought lemonade is only available in a can or as a powdery mix, then you need to try this recipe for Country Lemonade! The five-ingredient recipe uses fresh lemons in a big way, resulting in a flavorful beverage that is equally tart and refreshing. Mix a pitcher of this easy lemonade recipe to have on hand this summer. You'll want to serve this easy beverage recipe with dinner or at your next picnic, and of course keep a pitcher on hand for those hot summer afternoons. Don't forget to make a batch for the Fourth of July festivities! 



Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionBuffet, Buffet Meal, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get Together, Picnic, Pool Party

Recipe CourseBeverage

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and TextureSweet, Tart

Type of DishBeverage, Non-alcoholic Beverage


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 8 to 10 lemons)
  • Lemon wedges or slices for garnish
  • Springs fresh mint for garnish


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a large pitcher. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the lemon juice and stir to mix. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. To serve, add crushed ice to tall glasses and pour the lemonade over it. Garnish with lemon slices and mint.


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