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Honey Lemonade

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Refreshing and naturally sweetened lemonade is just a few minutes away.  This simple drink recipe is a perfect summertime cooler.

glass of honey lemonade on ice with floating lemon slice with honey drizzler and additional fresh lemons in background.

Nothing cools you down on a warm day like a cold glass of lemonade.  You can make your own naturally sweetened lemonade in just a matter of minutes with only three ingredients and one of those is water! Honey and lemons are a natural match, so why not turn those lemons into lemonade?!

Did you know I have some beekeepers in my family?  It’s true, I do! My dad and two of my brothers have hives.

lemon half on juicer, lemons and honey pot all ready to be made into lemonade.

In fact, I was just watching them build more hives last weekend.  Bees can be fickle.  They can swarm off, get parasites or the weather can get the best of them.

This winter was pretty harsh, so they were all a little worried about how their hives would handle it.  Luckily they all seem to have made it through and everyone is feeling quite optimistic heading into spring.

pitcher lying next to honey lemonade ingredients.

So there are wildflower patches to plant and hives to build and honey to look forward to.  Of course, I am secretly hoping some of that honey finds its way my direction!

Last year one of my brothers tried his hand at making honey candy and my mom makes spun honey.  Of course plenty finds its way on to toast and into homemade peanut butter and honey granola.

But this summer I think that golden goodness should be made into more lemonade! This recipe is so easy to make and super refreshing.

pouring water into Grosche pitcher that already has lemon juice and honey in it.

It has that depth of flavor that honey can bring and you could easily change that flavor with different honey varieties.  I can imagine it would be wonderful with a citrus blossom honey.

Of course local honey may help you with seasonal allergies a bit too! So go ahead and whip up a batch now.

pouring glass of honey lemonade.

So get your glass of ice ready and whip up some honey lemonade.  Then kick up your feet and enjoy a bit of sunshine. After the long winter, it will do us all some good!

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glass of lemonade with slices of lemon and honey drizzler

Honey Lemonade

Refreshing and naturally sweetened lemonade is just a few minutes away. This simple drink recipe is a perfect summertime cooler.
5 from 4 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 64 kcal


  • ¾ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • cup honey
  • cups of water
  • optional: slices of lemon


  • Stir together honey and lemon juice until honey is dissolved.
  • Add water and stir to combine. Adjust sweetness with a little more lemon or honey to taste. 
  • Chill and serve over ice. 


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 18gSodium: 6mgSugar: 16g
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Refreshing and naturally sweetened lemonade is just a few minutes away. This simple drink recipe is a perfect summertime cooler.

Thanks for sharing!

Recipe Rating

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Monday 15th of April 2019

This is the perfect time drink! I am looking forward to making this and enjoying it with honey!


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Thank you!


Monday 15th of April 2019

Love this and going to have to make this and try it out.


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Yay! I hope you enjoy it!

Andrea Nine

Friday 12th of April 2019

This looks and sounds soooo refreshing! I can’t wait to make this for me and my guys this summer! Happy Friday!


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

And it doesn't get much easier! Thanks, Andrea!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Friday 12th of April 2019

This looks super refreshing and perfect for a warm day!


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

It really is!