Introduction: Make the Best Lemonade Ever (for One)

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It's pretty simple once you get the ratios right and it tastes great.

Step 1: Get the Materials

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If you don't know what you need for lemonade, you better read this:

1 Lemon
8-ounce glass
A Spoon for mixing

Step 2: Juice the Lemon

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Roll the lemon back and forth on a cutting board so the juices come out easier without as much squeezing. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the lemon juice in a cup.

Step 3: Add the Sugar

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Pour in sugar until the lemon juice and sugar are at a 1:1 ratio.

Step 4: Add Some H2O

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Pour in some water and stir it up.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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Enjoy the best lemonade EVER! You can add some icecubes or use stelzer water instead of normal water to have a lemonsoda!


Camster911 (author)2006-09-30

Yeah, there was a small stand in london selling these for £3 each - (Around $5? sorry, im english) but it was a totall rip off, you couldnt drink any of it without swallowing half a pound of sugar, it was nice, but your teeth were so coated in it you couldnt possibly drink it any more, so, drunk around 200ml's of like a pint. Im sure they used more suagr ...anyone tried this, how suggary?

Bad Donut (author)Camster9112006-10-02

Yeah, at carnivals and such they juice the lemons right infront of you, put it in a glass of water and add sugar and finally shaking it up. Its good but you suck down all of the sugar that settles at the bottom.

ChipzAhoyMcCoy (author)Bad Donut2014-01-29

In my place they call it a lemon shake up. It tastes great.

KKcool (author)2011-06-27

you can add a little blossom apple/orange dont know.It tastes great.

ll.13 (author)2008-04-29

step 4 Add some H2O

0.o that stuff is poisonous! DiHydrogen Monoxide kills so many people!


awang8 (author)ll.132009-04-29

Really? I thought DiHydrogen Monoxide is DHMO. Anyway, DHMO isn't dangerous, it's a hoax because most people think "Monoxide" is dangerous because they are referring to Carbon Monoxide (CMO).

Aburame Shino (author)ll.132008-06-27

I know, right? Maybe if he added H2O instead, he might live! <_<;

ll.13 (author)Aburame Shino2008-06-28

Yes, possibly. =P

Aburame Shino (author)ll.132008-06-28

These children nowadays need to use more water, less harmful and fatal chemicals.

Gjdj3 (author)ll.132008-05-24

Why don't more people know!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Have you seen their website? It informs of the deadly and dangerous dangers of DiHydrogen Monoxide! For your own safety! Visit the site!

tobyduck (author)2007-11-22

I AM ADDICTED lol thks bro

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-11-08

hmm.. il go try it rt now :-)

Brennn10 (author)2007-08-23

Seems simple enough.

misteek (author)2007-05-04

I just tried this and i must say that it tastes extremely good! an by the way its not too suggary at all. thanks for the instructable!

Bad Donut (author)misteek2007-07-04

It's the best!

danieleinad77 (author)2007-04-16

ghhhh :* 1:1 lemon:sugar ratio... it's way too sweet!!!

Bad Donut (author)danieleinad772007-04-18


Sarah in Brooklyn (author)2006-10-12

For an especially refreshing 'ade when you're sweating in the heat, add SALT. A couple of pinches per glass -- you can work on your preference -- mellows the flavor (by adding a third element to 'sour' and 'sweet') and adds electrolytes (does this sound like a Gatorade ad?). After spending two months in Borneo, I'm hooked on 'Limau Manta', which is made from water, lime juice, sugar and salt. My relatives there introduced me to it. It was usually served without ice but I think it would be great over crushed ice. I also add mint.

What you have there is a re-hydration drink for athletes, something to do with electrolights and the sugar and salt.

akanigel (author)2006-10-20

Thanks for this post. I remembered that I have some ready to use fresh lemon juice in my kitchen and tried the idea with that, I know, I know, its cheating but I just had to have a go and it tastes great. Thanks really nice lemonade

spinach_dip (author)2006-09-30

Cool. I use limes, and not because they are more likely seedless, or because they are 15 for $2, but because they taste better. I use simple sugar, in a 1 to 1 ratio. Sits in the fridge forever, and doesn't go bad, yet mixes up completely without any hassle. If you want to clean the zester, grating in the rind of the lemon|lime is good too. Besides rolling, tossing the lemon|lime in the nuke-u-lay-tor for about 20 seconds helps too. When experimenting with the soda|seltzer|club soda|carbonated water, I found that the you need to back off on the lemon|lime juice. The CO2 itself forms carbonic acid, and if you use the 1 to 1 ratio, it's too sour. Best part? No high fructose corn syrup. Ever wonder why that crap is in everything? It's because we subsidize the corn industry with tax money, and we have so much corn that we don't know what to do with it. We feed it to cows, even though they evolved eating grass and we crack the starches chemically to make sweetener, and then to artificially create demand, we put tariffs on the sugar imports. If free trade is good, isn't it good for everyone? Or do the lobbyist people decide what gets traded freely on the open market and what types of industries get protected, such as the fledgling domestic ethanol-from-corn companies?

campa44 (author)spinach_dip2006-10-03

"I use simple sugar, in a 1 to 1 ratio" What have you been smoking? I'm a pro-chef and the thing youre thinking of is called simple surup. you get 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, and about 12 finley diced basil leaves for it, you only take out 2 cups of the simple surup though; the top two, you have to disolve the sugar in the water over heat...I'll make a guide next time.

spinach_dip (author)campa442006-10-06

simple syrup. yea. I don't like the 2 parts sugar to one parts water recipe b/c it tends to form rock candy. The 1 to 1 ratio is better. I mix it up, put it into sobe bottles and leave it in the fridge. lasts forever. I'l have to figure the exact ratio of 1:1 syrup, lime juice, and water, but it's somewhere around 4:2:8 You would use basil leaves in lemonade?

campa44 (author)spinach_dip2006-10-07

You have to disolve the sugar over simmer heat, strain the basil leaves out, they make the lemonade taste more bitter, less of the same sugar rush stuff, more thirst-quinceing.

Crash2108 (author)spinach_dip2006-09-30

Yeah, if we have a corn famine we're screwed. Better eat more potatoes.

Bad Donut (author)spinach_dip2006-09-30

Yeah. Thanks for the compliment. I prefer limeade over lemonade, too. I'll have to make another ratio for seltzer water.

zachninme (author)2006-09-30

In the book What Einstien Told His Chef, the author did an experiment to see weather rolling/microwaving the lemons got more juice. If you do both, you get about 80% out, without any, about 50%.

Bad Donut (author)zachninme2006-10-01

That's good to know.

mrbob1000 (author)2006-09-30

wow this is an awsome instucable because it can be used anywere i give it 2 thumbs up,5 stars,and,a awsome instructable award

Bad Donut (author)mrbob10002006-10-01

Hey, thanks!

PetervG (author)2006-09-29

It's a given, but nice for people who don't know how.

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