Libby’s Sweet and Sour Lemonade

Libby's Lemonade a sweet and sour Lemonade

Sweet and Sour Lemonade, perfect for a hot summer day or a fun recipe to try with the kids. 


  • 6 Large Lemons juiced (about a cup)
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Water + 2 Cups of Water
  • Ice


  1. Juice 6 lemons – about 1 cup. Strain to remove any pulp or seeds
  2. Heat over medium high heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, until sugar dissolves. Let cool some before adding to a pitcher. 
  3. In a large pitcher, add 2 cups of cold water, lemon juice, and cooled sugar and water (simple syrup)
  4. Add lots of ice to pitcher
  5. Serve ice cold over a full glass of ice. Garnish with lemon slices. 


This will be equal parts sweet and sour. I usually add about two trays of ice cubes to the pitcher. This will help get it cold and dilute it at the same time. If you don’t add ice cubes, you may want to add more water to get it to your desired potency.