Monday, June 30, 2014

Fresh-Squeezed Southern Lemonade

You can't get much more Southern than freshly squeezed lemonade.  And no Southern summer is complete without consuming gallons of the stuff!  Adding club soda takes this classic to the next level.  This refreshing drink will be a hit with the kids and adults alike, and pairs wonderfully with just about anything you grill!  Bonus points if you serve in mason jars like true Southerners!!

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice (6-8 lemons)
2 quarts (2 large bottles) club soda
fresh mint and lemon slices, for garnish

Combine sugar and water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil to form simple syrup.  Chill in refrigerator until cool.

Once chilled, combine simple syrup, lemon juice, and club soda in a large pitcher.  Pour over ice and garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint.

Add vodka to make this an adult beverage perfect for sharing at your next neighborhood cookout!


  1. This looks so good for Summer! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  2. Kate, I just love that Lemonade! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen