Clear glass of Chick-fil-A lemonade with round lemon slices and ice cubes

The Real Secret of Chick-fil-A Lemonade

What is the secret that makes Chick-fil-A lemonade taste unique? Is it the lemons, the type of sugar, the water, or the juicer? Get the recipe!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 129 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice from freshly squeezed Sunkist lemons
  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 5 1/3 cups filtered water


  1. Add the lemon juice to a large pitcher.
  2. Add the sugar and whisk until dissolved.
  3. Add the water and whisk again. Refrigerate until chilled and serve over ice.

Recipe Notes

Sunkist lemons are essential to replicating the flavor of Chick-fil-A lemonade. Check your granulated sugar bag to make sure that it says "Pure Cane Sugar," and use filtered tap water for the best results.

Nutrition Facts
The Real Secret of Chick-fil-A Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129
% Daily Value*
Sodium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Sugar 33g37%
Calcium 7mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.