The Originators of Quick & Easy Cooking!

Free Offer
Decadent Desserts eCookBook

In this FREE eCookbook, you'll find more than 30 pages of incredible desserts - everything from Black Forest Cake to Whoopie Pies to Bite-Sized Chocolate Cheesecake!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Country Lemonade

(2 Votes)

One sip of this fresh-squeezed lemonade and you'll know exactly why our Country Lemonade is a top choice for backyard barbecues and weekend potlucks!

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (see Notes)
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
What To Do:
  1. In a pitcher, combine the sugar and hot water, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add cold water, lemon juice, and lemon slices; mix well.
  3. Serve, or chill until ready to serve.

Makes about 1-1/2 quarts.


Depending on the size, 4 to 5 lemons should produce about 1/2 cup fresh juice. When you're ready to serve this, bring out a big glass pitcher and serve it over ice, garnished with additional lemon slices and some fresh mint leaves.

Ratings & Comments

My Rating:  

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

When I was a child Mother would slice 3 lemons into a wooden bowl and then press them with a wooden potato masher. Then you put them in a pitcher and rinsed the bowl with water that was poured into the pitcher. Put in sugar according to how sweet you want it. Add water to fill the pitcher and ice if you want. The oils from pressing the slices add sooooo much extra flavor to the lemonade. This was the way to make lemonade about 6o plus years ago. It always tasted wonderful to us and we even ate some of the leftover slices sometimes when the lemonade was gone.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen E-Newsletter

  • Tasty Quick & Easy Recipes
  • Helpful Cooking Tips & Hints
  • Themed eCookbooks
  • Special Partner Offers
  • ...and so much more

Enter Your Email:

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.


Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Cake is one of our favorite desserts, especially during the holidays, so we thought, why not turn this dessert into a festive breakfast item, too? With our recipe for Red Velvet Pancakes, you can celebrate all things red and decadent any time of the year!

Holiday Helpers FREE eCookbook!

About Mr. Food Advertise on Contact Us FAQ Press Room Privacy Policy Terms of Service Keyword Index Today's Recipe Find Us on TV Subscribe Unsubscribe Site Map RSS

---- 1 ----