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How to Make Kimberly’s Hot Lemonade

How to Make Kimberly's Hot Lemonade - CookingWithKimberly.comThere’s nothing like a hot bevvy on a cold night, especially if it’s in front of a fire…

…for those blustery evenings, have yourself a tasty drink that’s sure to excite your taste buds, and boost your immune system with vitamin C.

Try out this super easy lemonade recipe that’s sure to please. Plus, you can enjoy it hot or cold.

Type: Beverage Recipe
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Yield: 1 gallon

  • 4 whole lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • ~ 1 gallon water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp butter
  • * optional: brandy, rum, vodka – 3/4 shot per mug or glass


  1. Halve and juice the lemons, reserving pulp if desired, and removing seeds.
  2. Add lemon juice, pulp (if desired), sugar and water to a 1 gallon pitcher.
  3. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Serve with ice or cool in refrigerator to store.
  4. When ready to heat and serve, add desired amount of lemonade, measured by a mug the size you’re using to serve it, and pour into an appropriate-sized pot for the stove.
  5. Add remaining ingredients minus the optional alcohol & butter and heat to a simmer.
  6. Immediately add butter and stir.
  7. Pour into mugs and serve with a cinnamon stick and lemon slice, if desired.  * Optional: Add alcohol like brandy, rum or vodka, if desired, for a more adult beverage.


I hope you enjoy this Lemon Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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