Fresh Made Lemonade By The Glass


Fresh Made Lemonade By The Glass


1 medium lemon

¾ cup water

1-2 tbsp sugar or to taste



Place the uncut lemon on the countertop or cutting board.  Roll the lemon back and forth a few times, pressing down firmly with the palm of your hand.

Cut the lemon in half and, using your hand or a juice extractor, squeeze as much juice out as possible.  A medium-sized lemon will yield approximately 3 tbsp of juice.

Pour lemon juice into a glass, passing it through a strainer or cheesecloth to catch seeds and pulp.

Add water and sugar to the glass.  Stir to dissolve sugar.

Add ice and serve immediately.


1 serving, 60-100 calories per serving, depending on sugar usage


Hack:  3 tbsp bottled lemon juice can be used in this recipe

Hack:  Honey, corn syrup, maple syrup, coconut sugar or another sweetener can be used to replace sugar

Hack:  Freshly squeezed lemon juice can be frozen for up to 3 months.  Pour into ice cube trays to freeze into individual cubes.



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4 Replies to “Fresh Made Lemonade By The Glass”

  1. As the temperatures heat up and go higher and higher, I definitely enjoy a great glass of fresh lemonade! Great tip to roll the lemon to help prime the juices for easier extraction. I like a small bit of pulp in my lemonade, so perhaps squeezing by hand is the best method to yield these results? Then again, nobody wants seeds in their drinks, so using a strainer or a cheesecloth is probably the best way to ensure that seeds don’t end up in the lemonade!

    1. I don’t have an answer for the pulp/seed problem but Khloe fishes out the seeds with her fingers! 😉

  2. Thank you for sharing your recipe – Fresh Made Lemonade By The Glass. Lemonade is a great thirst quencher. The health benefits of lemons are amazing so its is one of my favorite choice for juice. A wonderful source of vitamin C and it prevents kidney stones. I would substitute sugar with honey for a healthier option.

    1. I love honey in my lemonade and sometimes I mix it with iced tea.  Making things like this at home gives up the ability to adjust them to our own tastes!

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