Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Limeade

10 cups

This recipe makes strong lemonade or limeade that can tolerate dilution by an afternoon's worth of added ice.


  • 3 cups lemon or lime juice, about 20 lemons or 25 limes freshly squeezed

  • 2 cups superfine sugar

  • 4 cups cold water

  • 4 cups ice

  • 2 lemons or limes, thinly sliced for garnish

  • ½ cup cranberry juice, optional for pink lemonade


  1. Into a large serving container, strain the citrus juice, mix it with sugar, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add 4 cups cold water and cranberry juice, if using, and stir again until well combined. Add ice to fill and a few lemon or lime slices.

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