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There's nothing like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day! This recipe for old fashioned lemonade is the best!

Old Fashioned Lemonade.

Old fashioned lemonade is made with simple syrup for a delicious summertime drink!
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword summer drink, with simple syrup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 207 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 8 lemons
  • 4 cups water

For the simple syrup:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. Place the 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar in a sauce pan. Heat over medium low heat, stirring often, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Juice the lemons, and put the strained juice in a pitcher.
  3. Add the 4 cups water and the cooled simple syrup. Stir well.
  4. Serve over ice.

Recipe Notes

Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Lemonade.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 114.5mg139%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.