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Lazy (Whole Lemon) Lemonade

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, British, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
Keyword: drinks, lemon, lemonade, lemons
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Elegant Economist


  • High Speed Blender


  • 2 whole lemons
  • 2 cups cold water (470ml)
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp granulated sugar, to taste or sweetener of your choice

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1 handful fresh mint for mint lemonade
  • 1 tsp rose water, plus 1 Tbsp dried rose petals for rose lemonade
  • 1 Tbsp sumac for extra tart lemonade
  • 1 handful berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc) for berry / pink lemonade


  • Wash your lemons. Using a paring knife, remove the skin and pith from your lemons, discard.
  • If desired, cut each lemon in half and remove seeds. Place whole lemons into your blender with 2 Tbsp granulated sugar (or other sweetener), and 2 cups (470ml) cold water. If you want frozen lemonade, substitute 1 cup ice plus 1 cup water.
  • Blend for a full minute. Test for sweetness, and add more sugar if desired. Add any add-ins now, blend again for one minute.
  • Serve over crushed ice. Enjoy!