Toomer’s Copycat Lemonade

Who doesn’t love a tall glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? This is especially true if you live in the south.

I went to Auburn for college, and while I know everyone doesn’t know about the greatness of Toomer’s Corner…honestly you really should 😊.

Rolling Toomer’s Corner (aka throwing toilet paper all over the almost 100-year-old oak trees that line the street) after a big sports win is one of the coolest traditions in college sports! But that wasn’t my favorite part about it. My favorite part was Toomer’s Drugs.

Toomer’s Drugs is a little shop on the edge of the corner that has been around since 1896! Not only was the tradition of having a little drug store that has been around since the 1800s cool, but that drug store sells the best lemonade ever created! Whenever I had classes that sent me over that way, or I had family in town I HAD to go get some.

Because I no longer live in Alabama, I don’t get to drink that heavenly lemonade anymore. I decided I needed to fix that.

I made a copycat recipe of Toomer’s Lemonade and its pretty gosh darn good! While my version doesn’t come with the nostalgic atmosphere of my alma mater, it does come with the sweet and sour deliciousness that is their lemonade without the plane ticket. I hope you guys enjoy this little part of my Southern college experience as much as I did!

Toomer's Lemonade
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5 from 3 votes

Toomer's Copycat Lemonade

My favorite kind of nostalgic lemonade!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: American, Drinks, Southern
Servings: 1 pitcher
Author: Sophie May


  • 2 cups White Sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1.5 cups Fresh squeezed lemon juice ~2lbs or 7 lemons
  • 4.5 cups cold water
  • Ice to top it off


  • Place sugar and hot water in a large bowl or pitcher and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Add lemon juice and stir. If any sugar didn’t dissolve it should dissolve now.
  • Add cold water. Stir.
  • Chill in refrigerator or serve over ice. Enjoy!


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