How to make homemade lemonade {Basic Recipe and Cucumber Basil Lemonade}


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How to make homemade lemonade

Hi!  Welcome to Latte and Legos!  You are here because you are looking to make homemade lemonade right?  Well, not only is there a recipe for that, but keep reading and you’ll find the Ultimate Lemonade!  I modern twist on the already delicious all time favorite summer drink.

hoe to make homemade lemonade

Let’s get down to business!  I know you have all seen recipes for lemonade.  There are so many different ways to make homemade lemonade.  Using all kinds of methods.  I love trying new versions of making lemonade.  I finally tried a variation and made it my own.  Of course I’d share it with all of you!

This version, can be made with or without the cucumber basil addition.  But, if you want the ultimate experience  in lemonade drinking, you MUST add the cucumber basil.  Here guys, you will find the BEST way to make homemade lemonade!!  This can be adapted to make more or less.

Homemade Lemonade

The star players:

10-12 lemons

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

Make the lemonade syrup first.

Juice the lemons.  Boil the water and sugar mixture.  Once the sugar water mix boils, remove from stove and let cool.

Lemon juice should equal about 2 1/4 cups.  Add the lemon juice to cooled sugar syrup.  This is your lemonade base.;

To Make Homemade Lemonade

Add ice to a glass.  Use a ratio of 3/4 water to 1/4 lemon syrup.  This is your basic lemonade.

NOW comes the fun part.  There are a couple ways to do this.

Cucumber basil addition

Star players:

Did you guess….

about a half english cucumber  (kind with no seeds)

about 10-12 larger basil leaves


Put cucumbers and basil in a bowl with about 1/4-1/2 cup gin. Let soak overnight.


Just puree the cucumber and basil mixture with about 1/4 cup water.  It should look like this when done.

You can decide…I tried both ways, and both are equally good.  Whatever suits your fancy here guys.

Add about 1 1/2 tsp cucumber basil to a glass of already made lemonade, stir, enjoy.

Or for a slightly different option, add the already made lemonade to a blender with 1 1/2 tsp cucumber basil  mixture and create the ultimate in homemade lemonade…

Cucumber Basil Lemonade Slushy

I opted for a non slushy this time around.




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