Brown Sugar Lemonade Recipe
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Prepare time: 20 min
Yield: 5–6 8 oz
Ready in: 20 min

Brown Sugar Lemonade is a refreshing drink for hot days. Its classic feel and refreshing taste have made everyone love it from the past until now. One advantage is that it quenches thirst and is made with only 3 ingredients. You can prepare it in just minutes. Want to try it?

The Brown Sugar Lemonade drink is truly classic but provides subtle freshness and makes your thirst quench instantly. There is a unique addition to this drink, where we use brown sugar which makes it different and this is the secret of this refreshing drink.

If you want a richer taste, you can add other ingredients such as passion fruit syrup or raspberries. If you like non-halal drinks, you can add rum, tequila, or other types of alcohol. However, by using only simple ingredients, this summer drink is ready to refresh your throat.

There’s nothing more tempting than drinking a glass of classic Brown Sugar Lemonade in the summer. The ingredients used are Brown Sugar, lemon and water. Simple but shocking to young people’s tastes.

Reasons to Love Brown Sugar Lemonade

The way to make it is very easy, and with just simple ingredients you can prepare this drink.

In just a few minutes you can serve it on the dining table

It is very suitable for serving in summer which dries out the throat. This drink is very suitable for breaking the fast, quenching thirst, and refreshing the throat after a day of fasting. However, for Muslims, they are not allowed to use alcoholic ingredients such as rum, tequila, so just use brown sugar, water and lemon.

OK, now let’s look at the recipe, for those of you who like freshness, don’t forget to try this refreshing recipe.

Brown Sugar Lemonade Recipe
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1Lemons: Fresh lemons are a very suitable ingredient for this drink, but you can use lemon juice too, but look for high quality lemon juice, lemon juice that doesn’t use preservatives or additives, because using natural ingredients will taste better and be healthier .

2Brown Sugar: Use light or dark brown sugar, this will give a delicious taste to your Brown Sugar Lemonade drink. Don’t use white sugar as it is less exciting. There is a difference between dark brown and light brown sugar. If you use more molasses, the sugar will be dark red, but if the molasses content is small, it will be light in color.

3Water: Use filtered water so the taste will be better, without taking away from the lemonade.


There are several equipment you need to make it easier for you to make Brown Sugar Lemonade.

  • Liquid Measuring Cups
  • Small Pots
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Whisk or Mixing Spoon

How to Make Brown Sugar Lemonade

There are three stages in making this summer drink. Stages of making brown sugar, lemon juice and serving.

Make the Brown Sugar Syrup

Use a small saucepan, add brown sugar and water, bring to a boil so that everything dissolves and combines well.

Continue to heat until there is no more undissolved sugar. If everything is to your liking, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Juicing the Lemons

At this stage you will make lemon juice, so use a juice maker, you can use a manual tool or an electric blender. Juice the lemon until you have 1 cup of juice and only a little pulp. The dregs are filtered because we don’t use them.

Chill and Serve the Lemonade

Now mix the ingredients that were made earlier. Take a teapot, mix 2/3 cup brown sugar syrup, 2/3 cup lemon juice and 4-5 cups cold water.

If you want cold lemonade, then prepare ice cubes in a measuring glass before filling it with water, then add lemon and brown sugar syrup to a glass that has been filled with ice cubes.

Serve and garnish with lemon slices and make lemon slices according to your wishes.

That’s the recipe for Brown Sugar Lemonade, it’s very easy, isn’t it? In just a few minutes, you can prepare refreshing drinks for various purposes,

How to Store Lemonade

Before serving it to break the fast, you can store the pitcher of lemonade in the refrigerator, maybe an hour or two before serving so the lemonade will be cold and refreshing. If you store it for more than two hours, cover the teapot tightly so that it doesn’t absorb the various odors in the refrigerator.

You can make this lemonade a few days before enjoying it, but if you store it for a long time, don’t leave lemon slices in the pitcher because it can make your drink taste bitter.

Recipe Variations

For a variation of the brown sugar lemonade drink, you can try using soda water to provide bubbles, or use mineral water, or carbonated water. If you use this ingredient, you must serve it immediately as soon as you have finished making it so that the taste remains intact.

There is another more unique variation, after making the lemonade, pour it into ice cube trays, and freeze until solid. When it’s solid, put the ice cubes in a blender and blend until slushy.

If you like boozy drinks, you can add rum, tequila, or other types of alcoholic drinks.

Another variation for brown sugar lemonade is to make it by crushing a few mint leaves, some berries, you can also use other fresh fruit, this will add a refreshing taste.

You can also make it by adding fruit-flavored syrup, for example using raspberry syrup, this will give a different taste to brown sugar lemonade.

FAQs for Brown Sugar Lemonade

Where is the difference between brown sugar and cane sugar?

Brown sugar is granulated cane sugar that has been mixed with molasses. The addition of molasses gives a taste similar to caramel, but the taste is different from the taste of cane sugar.

How to get the most juice out of a lemon

If your lemon doesn’t produce juice, of course you will feel frustrated. To get the most out of the lemon juice, roll it flat on the table.

Press slightly so that the fibers inside loosen, but don’t press so hard that they break, then cut each lemon in half and squeeze the juice.


Why is my lemonade watery?

Usually lemonade is served over ice cubes, so make it with a rather strong taste because it will mix with the water from the ice liquid. Add enough water and keep the taste delicious and not light.

You can also make brown sugar syrup first, then put it in an airtight jug/container and store it in the refrigerator, this will last for two weeks. With brown sugar syrup that has been prepared in advance, you can easily make brown sugar lemonade at any time.