Posted on June 05, 2019
By Patti Brown


Lazy days by the pool, nights spent lingering on the porch while the kids catch fireflies, and extended time with friends and family at the river near our hometown. These are just a few of the wonderful things that summer brings! When that summertime heat hits the Ozarks, I love to mix up a pitcher of this tangy homemade lemonade to share. Not only is it the perfect balance of tart and sweet, it’s one of the most refreshing flavors to ever hit your taste buds. With freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice, this recipe is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

Let's get started!

First, cut fresh lemons, limes, and an orange in halves.

Just a juicer or squeeze the juice from all fruit into a bowl.

Add 2 cups of sugar to the gallon pitcher.

Pour lemon, lime, and orange juice into the pitcher.

Fill gallon pitcher with water.

(Tip: Use warm water to help dissolve the sugar.)

Stir until dissolved, chill before serving.

Once chilled, pour over ice and enjoy!


Juice of 6-8 lemons
Juice of 2 limes
Juice of 1 large orange
2 cups sugar

Makes one gallon.

Cut fresh lemons, limes, and orange in halves. Use juicer or squeeze the juice from all the fruit into a bowl. Pour juices into a gallon pitcher, add sugar, and fill with water to one gallon. Stir until dissolved, chill before serving. (Tip: Use warm water to help dissolve the sugar.)

Pour over ice and enjoy!

For a beautiful display, garnish with thinly sliced lemon and lime rounds in a clear pitcher. For alternate flavors, try your own mix of fruit purees and garnish! Here are some suggestions: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, watermelon. Mint and rosemary also add a touch of beauty!

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