Old Fashioned Lemonade Recipe

Old Fashioned Lemonade Recipe

Now in the US we just call this Lemonade but as Sprite is Lemonade in the UK, it’s got a much funkier name ‘Old Fashioned Lemonade’. I am absolutely addicted to this stuff! To try and make it quickly, I usually go to Target and get myself some Crystal Light packets but nothing beats making it yourself!


2 cups granulated sugar

6 cups water

2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (usually around 6 – 8 lemons)

½ cup fresh whole mint leaves

old fashioned lemonade recipe

Make it!

  1. Make the syrup by adding 2 cups sugar and 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved and then let it cool.
  2. Pour lemon juice and remaining 4 cups of water in a large pitcher.
  3. Add one cup of the syrup and taste.
  4. Gradually add more syrup until you like the taste
  5. Add in the mint leaves and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. When ready to serve, do so over ice.

Now just remember, in the unlikely scenario that you don’t finish the lemonade on the first day, get rid of the mint leaves because they loose their freshness and will start to turn brown.

Teal Paper Straws - http://bit.ly/postpeach

Milk Bottles - http://bit.ly/postbottle

Blue Straws - http://bit.ly/postchev

Red Straws - http://bit.ly/Poststripes