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brown sugar lemonade

Brown Sugar Lemonade

This refreshing brown sugar lemonade recipe is the ultimate summer treat. Kick back, relax and enjoy this homemade drink made with freshly squeezed lemons and brown sugar.
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Keyword: brown sugar lemonade, brown sugar lemonade recipe, lemonade with simple syrup, homemade lemonade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 178kcal


  • pitcher


  • 4 cups water 1 cup for the simple syrup, 3 cups for the lemonade
  • 1 cup light brown sugar can be substituted for dark
  • 1 cup lemon juice 6 large lemons
  • ice cubes


  • First, start by making the homemade simple syrup. In a pan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar and 1 cup of water.
  • Stir throughout the cooking process to dissolve all of the sugar evenly.
  • When the sugar and water come to a rolling boil, reduce the heat to medium low.
  • Once the sugar and water mixture has thickened and resembles syrup (this may take about 15 minutes), remove from the heat and allow it to cool. I added a few ice cubes to the simple syrup for it to cool faster.
  • In a large pitcher, add lemon juice from freshly squeezed lemons, the rest of the water and the completely cooled simple syrup. Stir together to combine.
  • Add ice cubes before serving and enjoy.


  • Be careful not to drop any lemon seeds into the lemonade when squeezing the lemons. I recommend using a citrus squeezer to make this process easier.
  • Use freshly squeezed lemon juice to make this recipe.
  • Make sure the brown sugar simply syrup has completely cooled down before adding it to the pitcher with the lemon juice.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg