Honey Lemonade Recipe

honey lemonade
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  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

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How to make lemonade especially healthy and even more delicious? Use this lemonade recipe that incorporates honey into the syrup instead of white sugar.

Honey has the same amount of calories as sugar, but it does contain micronutrients that make it much healthier than sugar.

Homemade lemonade doesn’t take very long to make and it is SO much better tasting and better for you than the canned, packaged or carton varieties found in the grocery store.

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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  • zest or rind of 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 6 cups cold water


Step 1

Combine the lemon peel, honey, water and salt in a saucepan. Boil the mixture for 5 minutes. Strain out the peel or remove it with a slotted spoon. Cool the syrup and add the lemon juice.

Step 2

Pour the lemon syrup into a 2 quart pitcher or punch bowl and add 6 cups of very cold water. Pour the homemade lemonade over ice in tall glasses.

Garnish your cool and refreshing summer drink with mint sprigs or maraschino cherries if you wish.

Makes 8 servings.


The syrup for the lemonade can be refrigerated for several days. If you want to make lemonade by the glass, just measure 3 tablespoons of the syrup into a tall glass and fill it with ice and cold water. Voilà! Fresh lemonade faster than you can open a carton.


  • Here is an easy tip that changes the taste of the lemonade entirely – To make fizzy lemonade mix the lemon syrup with sparkling water. That’s it. Tastes great.
  • To make pink lemonade you can add a bit of the liquid from a jar of maraschino cherries.
  • Make easy strawberry lemonade by placing a few strawberries in a blender. Whir them until they become a delicious liquid and add that to the lemonade. So good and so healthy.

Did You Know?…

The zest of a lemon, or any other citrus fruit, is simply the rind peeled very thinly. Make sure you use only the colored part of the rind (or skin). The white “pith” is a bit bitter and doesn’t add the great flavor the zest does.

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