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Old Fashioned Lemonade

Recipe from old Anne Of Green Gables cookbook.  Perfect lemonade every time!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade, old fashioned lemonade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 14 8-oz servings
Calories 88 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Cold water or sparkling water
  • Lemons slices
  • Fresh mint leaves


  1. Measure the sugar and water into a sauce pan. While stirring with a wooden spoon, bring the mixture to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Let cool slightly.
  2. Add fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest to the sugar syrup. Cool completely. Pour the lemonade syrup into a quart jar. Cover tightly with the lid. The syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 weeks.
  3. When you’re read to serve the lemonade, put some ice cubes in the bottom of a glass. Our ¼ cup of the lemon syrup over the ice cubes. Add ¾ cup cold water or sparkling water and stir.
  4. Float a thin slice of lemon and, if you like, a fresh mint leaf on top of each glass.
  5. The recipe makes enough syrup for 14 glasses of lemonade.

Recipe Notes

Lemonade syrup will store well for up to a month.

Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Lemonade
Amount Per Serving (14 g)
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.