Best Fresh Lemonade

  • Yield 8 servings

Fully dissolving the sugar in water is key to great lemonade.

Whole Lemonade
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn


4 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 10 lemons)
Lemon Sugar for glass rims


  1. Boil or microwave 2 cups water with sugar until sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Squeeze lemons to make about 2 cups juice. Combine juice, sugar water, and remaining 2 cups water. Stir well and chill. Dip the rim of each glass in a shallow bowl of water. Coat the rims with Lemon Sugar. Serve over ice and additional lemon slices. 

Recipe by Mary Carter