When life gives you lemons… Our favorite (and simple) lemonade recipe.

May 29, 2019

Our last project/decor post using lemons and a cute little sign gave us a taste for lemonade and I’ve been making a glass or two every day since.

Here is our quick and easy by-the-glass recipe for lemonade and a few more of our favorite recipes.

Owen’s Favorite Single Serving Lemonade (serves one)


  • Simple Syrup (needs 1 cup real sugar)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Water
  • Mint leaves (optional)

Bring one cup of water to a boil, stir in 1 cup sugar until it dissolves and then cool. I keep a jar of simple syrup in the fridge in a canning jar for beverages.

We juice our lemons with this simple glass juice. Go retro. Get a glass juicer.

Reserve one or two thin slices of lemon before you squeeze the halves.

Strain the juice into a glass, add 2-4 tablespoons of syrup depending on your love of sweetness level. Add water. Add ice.

Serve with a straw, add a slice or two of lemon and a sprig or two of mint, and enjoy lemonade for one.

Diabetic? On Keto? Substitute a nice stevia based sweetener for the sugar.

Here are a few of our other favorite lemonade related recipes. Share your favorite tips in the comments. Like, do you garnish with mint?

Shellie Gardner
Aside from throwing dinner parties that feature at least two kinds of cheese dip, Shellie's passions include travel, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and finding the perfect street taco. Has been known to snort laugh champagne.

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