Made to Order Lemonade aka Fresh Lemon Shake-ups

  • Author: Melisaa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


An easy and refreshing lemonade recipe you can make in a jiffy!



  • 1/2 cup simple syrup, recipe in the notes
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup ice


  1. Add the simple syrup, lemon juice, and water to a drink shaker and shake until well combined. Pour over ice in a large cup. Add a fresh lemon slice for a garnish if desired. Best. Lemonade. Ever. And if you like it a little more tart, cut the simple syrup down to 1/3 cup.
  2. If you don’t have a drink shaker just pour everything in the cup and stir. I use the shaker because it strains the lemon seeds out which is nice because I serve my lemonade with a straw. Straws and seeds don’t mix well.


Simple syrup is even parts sugar and water heated in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water make just the right amount to store in a quart mason jar in the fridge and will make at least a dozen glasses of lemonade.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 1 SERVING SIZE: 1 Glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156.4 Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 16.4mg Carbohydrates: 43.1g Sugars: 31.9g Protein: 1.2g Vitamin A: 10.7µg Vitamin C: 95.6mg

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