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Big Batch Lemonade: With Herbs, Booze, or Without

This big batch lemonade uses a mixer to effectively "juice" the lemons, which is an awesome trick. The resulting Lemon Syrup can be used to make lemonade by the glass - or the big batch pitcher! Adding herbs and/or booze is up to you. Always drink responsibly and low FODMAP!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 8 servings
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Susan Chatzky


Lemon Syrup:

  • 7 lemons, scrubbed to remove any wax, preferably organic
  • 1 cup (198 g) of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of dried lavender, or any other dried low FODMAP herb, minced
  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup/60 ml) gin, whisky, or vodka, if you are using it
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup/180 ml) water, still or sparkling
  • Ice


  1. For the Lemon Syrup: Scrub your lemons and then roughly chop them. Place your lemons, sugar, dried lavender and salt into the bowl of a standing mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix on low for 3 to 4 minutes until you notice liquid forming on the bottom. Strain the lemon mixture into a container. The Lemon Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.
  2. To Assemble: For each drink, stir together 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of lemon syrup and 2 ounces (1/4 cup/60 ml) of spirit if you’re using it, and about 6 ounces (3.4 cup/180 ml) of water or sparkling water in a glass. Add ice and serve. You can also make a large batch and serve it in a pitcher.



  • Buy organic lemons for this Big Batch Lemonade, or at the very least give your lemons a good scrub before proceeding.
Nutrition Facts
Big Batch Lemonade: With Herbs, Booze, or Without
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.