Sweet, tart, and so very lemony, this delicious, light, refreshing citrus water punch is a perfect accompaniment to any meal.

There is something truly magical about this punch. It has crazy powers. Powers to elicit a response in people that never fails to amaze.

It looks unassuming, I know, but don’t underestimate how many times I have had people take a sip, nearly faint and then get on their hands and knees and beg for this recipe (and I’m using the term “recipe” very loosely here).

Glass pitcher with clear punch and lemon and lime slices.

Clearly, some of the magic in this punch lies in the short list of ingredients: water (no need to add it to your grocery list!) mixes with sugar, lemon extract and citric acid to create the most refreshing beverage you’ve ever laid your lips on.

If citric acid has you confused and nervous, don’t worry! It can be found in most pharmacies or health food stores.

Sweet, tart and so very lemony, this delicious, light beverage would be a perfect accompaniment to an Easter meal or anytime, really. I hope it will work its magic on you and yours! (Thanks to the awesome sisters at the Sister’s Cafe for the recipe!)

Top view of a glass pitcher with lemon and lime slices and clear punch.

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Citrus Water Punch

4.44 stars (30 ratings)


  • 2 tablespoons citric acid, you can find this at most pharmacies or natural food stores
  • 5 quarts water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure lemon extract
  • 3 sliced lemons
  • 3 sliced limes
  • Crushed ice


  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, stir water, sugar, citric acid, and lemon extract together.
  • Add sliced fruit and ice.


Leftover Punch: as mentioned by commenters (and I’ve received emails about it), if you have leftover punch, remove the sliced limes and lemons before refrigerating. The limes and lemons will give the punch an overly sour acidic taste if the punch is stored overnight that way.
Serving: 1 Serving, Calories: 224kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 31mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 51g

Recipe Source: from The Sister’s Cafe