Thursday, June 11, 2009


My "Aunt" Gayla Lindsey gave me this recipe years ago, and it is also featured in the COAL COUNTRY COOKIN' VOLUME II COOKBOOK that I am helping to sell for our Old King Coal Festival Fundraiser. Click here to order the cookbook filled with delicious home town cookin' recipes and you will also be helping to keep a small town festival and tradition alive.

This recipe is so tasty and usually I also add some orange wedges to the pitcher, and squeeze a bit of that juice in there too, and it tastes just like a Lemon Shake- Up at the fair.

I was out of oranges when I made it this time, but it was still delicious, and I love the cute little lemon glasses I found at THE DOLLAR TREE to serve my lemonade in. Feels so summery.

For this recipe you will need:

1 1/4 c. white sugar
8 cups water
1 1/2 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
(from about 10 large lemons, seeds removed)

In small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow syrup mixture to cool at room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water. Chill thoroughly before serving.

Makes 10 servings.


  1. Lucky girl!!! Have fun...I love lemon shake-ups!! I saw these glasses, too and thought I needed to go back and get some :D

  2. Have fun!! I love the glasses. . . .

  3. I love lemonade.. perfect summer beverage!

  4. Yum, this looks good. I just bought two bags of lemons on sale at Trader Joe's. I think I may have to make this ;)