Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

A timeless summer beverage staple is an ice-cold pitcher of fresh, hand-squeezed lemonade.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

With spring and summer come fresh fruits, and I couldn’t be happier about it. There is just so much you can do with fresh fruit, from fresh jams to desserts like this delicious strawberry shortcake, the options are endless. But I must say there is nothing quite like freshly squeezed juice.

Today I’m wanted to share my Grandma’s classic recipe for Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, right from the bundle of recipe cards I inherited from her. I was so thrilled to find this one. I make this lemonade week after week as my kids are constantly wanting to set up a lemonade stand outside. Adults and children on our street have come to love this lemonade and I love that they have their own entrepreneurial spirt.

I recently added this classic recipe to our Family Recipe Collection tea towels. The recipe is on a classic 100% white linen fabric. It is the perfect addition to freshen up your kitchen for summer.

I just so happened to be designing this new tea towel as we started launching our new candle collection. It only felt right to include a fresh lemonade scent in our spring line to really bring this story to life.

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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

  • Author: Heirloomed Collection


This is the perfect Hand Squeezed Lemonade recipe for a hot summer day. Passed down to me from my grandmother, I am now sharing it with you.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup water


  1. Dissolve sugar into lemon juice by stirring for 30 seconds at a time. Add in water and ice at desired amounts. These measurements will make about 1 gallon. You can also club soda instead of water for a more carbonated flavor.
  2. For a lemonade slush add 1 / 2 cup juice and sugar with 1 cup water and blend with ice cubes. I must say this is just perfect for those extremely hot summer days.

I would love to know what drinks get you by in the summer and if there is anything fun you like to add to lemonade to give it more flavor. I bet this Sweet Sun Tea might be on your list too. Let me know in the comments below!

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