Fresh Lemonade

When you have lemons...make this yummy lemonade!  I have a lemon tree that gives us the best Meyer lemons, and this lemonade recipe is super simple and quick to make.   When I have extra time and too many ripe lemons, I squeeze lemons and freeze the juice in 1 cup juice packets.  I use small plastic bags, and lay them flat in the freezer for easier storage.  
The hot water melts the frozen lemon juice and you don't always have the mess of squeezing lemons.  

The packets come in handy when I have kids over and they want lemonade. It also makes having last minute lemonade stands easier too.  My kids always like to have lemonade stands on warm, sunny days.  For some reason, that happens a lot in our Newport Beach neighborhood. 

Lemons at The Parker Palm Springs


1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ gallon cold water
  • 1 lemon, sliced


In a large pitcher, place sugar and hot water, stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and cold water to make a ½ gallon. Stir until well mixed. Pour lemonade over glasses of ice. Add a slice of lemon or mint to garnish.


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