Citrus lemonade is so much more than just lemonade, and it is perfect for these hot summer days. We love drinking this citrus lemonade, because it is a little different than your regular lemonade. Friends and family will think that it is a real treat. 

​This recipe is made with lemons, limes, and oranges. It is the perfect blend of tangy and sweet, and sure to be a hit. It is easy enough to make for an afternoon treat, but tasty enough to serve for a special occasion! 

We had some left over oranges from a camping trip, that we couldn’t eat up fast enough so we decided to make citrus lemonade. It works up quickly and I think that even young kids would love to help make it. This is one of the best ways that I have found to use up citrus. 

Citrus Lemonade

Can I Use Bottled Lemon Juice?

You could, however there is nothing quite like fresh! 

How Much Lemon Juice Do I Need If I Do Not Have Real Lemons?

You would need about 1/2 cup of Lemon Juice.

Tips and Tricks for Citrus Lemonade:

Use Warm Water to stir the sugar into; it will help the sugar dissolve faster. My suggestion is to add 3 cups of warm water to your pitcher and then add the 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Then add the other 7 cups of water (cold water). Then go ahead and finish the recipe. That way your sugar will dissolve faster and you still won’t have to refrigerate the Citrus Lemonade for a lengthy time before serving it.

For a different touch, garnish with mint leaves.

Other drink recipes that you may enjoy:

Watermelon Frosty

Great Grape Punch


Yield: 10 people

Citrus Lemonade

Citrus Lemonade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 medium lemons, juiced
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 4 oranges, juiced
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar


  1. Juice each of the lemons, limes, and the oranges
  2. In a large picture, add the water and then stir in the sugar.
  3. Add the juice and mix well.
  4. You may also add extra lemons, limes or oranges for garnishing.
  5. Serve over ice.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 161 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 12mg Carbohydrates 43g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 36g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 1g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix



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