Never Bitter Lemonade

Never Bitter Lemonade

70 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    1 h 10 m
  • Cook

    2 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 12 m
Recipe by  SUEWHO

“The secret ingredient is salt, which removes any bitterness. Don't be tempted to use reconstituted lemon juice or to add the juice until the sugar water is completely chilled!”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. In a pot combine water, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 2 minutes. Chill the sugar water for at least 60 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. In a 2 quart pitcher mix cooled sugar water and lemon juice together. Pour over ice and serve.

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I have a secret to confess. Though the recipe says not to, I used concentrated lemon juice and the results were excellent! Truly excellent! I make this often now, with both lemon and lime concentrate.



This was the best lemonade ever. I've tried several recipes for lemonade, but this is by far the best. My husband drank the entire pitcher in one sitting! I think the salt is the trick. It really made a difference. I used 4 small lemons and it was just over a 1/2 cup of juice. Perfect. Thanks for sharing this one Sue!



This lemonade is the absolute best. I've made it twice and it's been a huge hit whether it's cold or hot outside. Great recipe - thanks!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 101 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs
  • 26.3 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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