Applebee’s Strawberry Lemonade Recipe (Copycat)

Applebee's Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Learn how to make a homemade version of Applebee’s Strawberry Lemonade recipe by using only four simple ingredients including whole lemons and strawberries.

Sugar draws out the natural sweetness of the strawberries whilst balancing the acidity of the lemon, adjust the lemonade with water to your desired strength.

Make sure to include Applebee’s signature step by adding a dash of sparkling water for that light fizz in this refreshing lemonade.


  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tbsp sparkling water


  1. Peel the skin from the lemon and place into a saucepan.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of sugar and the water into the saucepan, set the saucepan on medium heat.
  3. Bring the water to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool.
  5. Into a bowl add the remaining sugar and strawberries, allow them to marinate for 15 minutes.
  6. Strain the strawberry syrup from the strawberries, set the strawberries aside as a snack, garnish or for another recipe.
  7. Pour the strawberry syrup into a jug then also strain the lemon syrup into the jug.
  8. Slice the remaining lemons in half then squeeze the juice into the jug, add ½ cup water and the sparkling water.
  9. Chill the jug in the refrigerator or serve the Applebee’s strawberry lemonade with ice cubes.


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