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Homemade Lemonade


  • 12 lemons sliced thin
  • 1 ΒΌ cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 cups water


  • Mash lemons, sugar and salt in a large pot.
  • Do this for about 5 minutes.
  • Use a ladle and scoop out the lemon mixture into a sieve which is over a large measuring cup or pitcher.
  • Continue doing this until all the lemons and juice are out of the pot.
  • While scooping the lemons out don't forget to squeeze out extra juice while the lemons are in the sieve.
  • Add 5 cups of cold water and allow to chill in the fridge.


I have cooked the mashed lemons and juice on the stove until it was starting to simmer. This step is not necessary, but it does help with bring out the flavor a bit more. This step is optional, but it doesn't take much longer to do.