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Fermented Lemonade

Fermented Lemonade

If you want to ditch artificial coloring, sweeteners, and other food additives from your diet, here is a great all-natural thirst quencher your entire family is sure to enjoy.


Fermented lemonade is a wonderfully refreshing beverage with the benefits of being fermented. This recipe uses water kefir as a base. Making water kefir is pretty simple. See how to make water kefir if you have not learned how yet. It only takes about five minutes of prep time and two days to ferment. Then you can use this recipe to make your very own fermented lemonade!

You can flavor water kefir in many ways. Flavoring with lemon is quick and easy. Not to mention it is super tasty! The kids will fall in love with this fermented lemonade because of the great flavor, but also because it is a little carbonated.

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Below there is a recipe to make a whole pitcher or just a glass. This is great if you want to try it before making a big batch of it. You could also make a big batch for your ferment-loving friends!

The Tools You Need to Make Fermented Lemonade:

  • A set of Fermentools. Airlock systems are easy to use, and keep a healthy environment for your fermented beverages.
  • Wide-mouth Mason jars; I prefer using a gallon to a half-gallon size, but if you are only making a small glass use a quart jar.
  • Himalayan salt – Don’t use just any salt. This salt is perfect for fermenting.

Quick Link: How to Make a Fermented Bloody Mary

How to Make Fermented Lemonade – One Glass

How to Make Fermented Lemonade – One Glass


  • 1 ½ cups water kefir soda
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  1. Place water kefir soda in preferred glass for drinking. Make sure you have removed the grains from the liquid. We only want the liquid.
  2. Next, squeeze half a lemon in your glass.
  3. Add the sugar, and stir really well.
  4. Refrigerate until cold and then drink it up!
  5. Add slices of lemon for garnish!

How to Make Fermented Lemonade – 1/2 Gallon Pitcher


  • 7 ½ cups water kefir soda
  •  2 ½ lemons
  • 1 cup sugar, or as much or as little as you desire


  1. Place water kefir soda in a pitcher, or a beverage dispenser.
  2. Next, squeeze the lemons into the pitcher/dispenser.
  3. Add the sugar, and stir really well.
  4. Refrigerate, until cold and serve.

Don’t forget to throw a slice or two of lemon in the glass or pitcher for a beautiful garnish!

Bottom Line

Fermented Lemonade is a testament to the marriage of tradition and innovation in the world of beverages. This homemade concoction not only provides a unique and tangy flavor experience but also introduces the goodness of probiotics into a classic favorite. From the first sip to the last, Fermented Lemonade offers a fizzy and invigorating alternative to regular lemonade, making it a standout choice for those seeking a refreshing and health-conscious beverage.


How long does it take to ferment the Lemonade?

The fermentation time can vary but generally ranges from 24 to 48 hours. Monitor the fizziness and taste to achieve the desired balance during the fermentation process.

Can I control the sweetness of Fermented Lemonade?

Absolutely! Adjust the sweetness by modifying the amount of sugar added before fermentation. Experiment to find the perfect balance that suits your taste preferences.

Are there variations for flavoring Fermented Lemonade?

Certainly! Enhance the flavor profile by introducing herbs like mint or basil during the fermentation process. This adds an extra layer of complexity to your Fermented Lemonade.

Is it normal for sediment to appear in the Fermented Lemonade?

Yes, sediment is a natural byproduct of fermentation. Simply give the bottle a gentle shake before serving to distribute flavors and enjoy the wholesome goodness of your homemade Fermented Lemonade.

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