LOL Lemonade

Refreshing summer cooler with a tart but smooth taste

Laugh out loud

This Lemon, Orange, Lime combo is a laugh out loud cooler with the right balance of tart and sweet.  You’ll never go back to traditional lemonade once you try this version. Add a splash of ginger ale for some extra sizzle.  Easy breezy!

Recipe:  LOL Lemonade

Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 7 Minutes | Yield: 2 quarts | Level: Easy


  • juice of 3 lemons
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 5 cups cold water
  • ginger ale, optional

Simple Lemon Syrup

  • the peel from one lemon, cut in strips
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Lemon Simple Syrup

1 In a small sauce pan combine the lemon peel slices and 1 cup of warm water.  Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes.

2 Add sugar and continue cooking just long enough to dissolve the sugar then set aside to start cooling.


3 In a 2-quart pitcher add the citrus juice (should be about 1 ½ to 1 ⅔ cups), lemon syrup and 5 cups of cold water.  Mix and serve on ice with lemon strips and citrus wedges for garnish.
Lemons – When you are selecting lemons or any other citrus, choose fruit that is heavy for its size.

Juice – To maximize the amount of juice, roll fruit against the counter or cutting board before slicing open. Juice room temperature fruit.

Add ginger ale for some effervescence but reduce the water by 1 cup.

Dish Designer

  • Use all lemons.
  • Use all limes.
  • Exchange ginger ale for Sprite or 7-up.

Inspiration – Deseret News
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Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: May 2, 2012

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