With spring upon us, summer is just around the corner. Why not welcome the warm and sunny seasons with a nice tall glass of lemonade?
1. Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
You can never go wrong when you keep it classic. Heating the sugar ensures that you won’t get any grainy sips—only a delicious lemon-y refreshment! Get the recipe here.
2. Strawberry Lemonade
Adding strawberry is a popular twist on lemonade, and it’s easy to see why! Strawberries are at their peak during the summer, so it makes sense to use them in every way possible. Check out the Recipe Critic for this strawberry lemonade recipe that uses agave nectar instead of sugar. Yum!
3. Raspberry Lemonade Fizz
Raspberry is another great fruity twist on lemonade, and this recipe adds carbonation. Ginger ale adds sparkle without adding too much extra flavor. This recipe is perfect for those times when you just need a little extra pep in your drink! Check out the recipe at Culinary Hill.
4. Watermelon Lemonade
Okay, so, technically this is just classic lemonade with watermelon instead of ice cubes. But hey, you can’t say it isn’t a resourceful variation! This recipe from Yellow Blissroad gives you all the summer flavor of watermelon… without the hassle of having to spit out the seeds!
5. Mango Lemonade
To keep with the trend of adding extra fruit to lemonade, try mango! A tropical fruit gives you a big boost of summer flavor. While you’re in a tropical mood, pretend you’re on a sunny island while you sip. CincyShopper has the recipe.
6. Pink Lemonade Moscato
This recipe is great for the times when you need a little help unwinding. Pink bubbly moscato makes this the perfect drink for a laidback evening on the front porch with a good friend by your side. Find this simple recipe at Krystal’s Kitsch.
7. Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade
For the Starbucks junkie in you, here’s a knockoff recipe of their popular Passion Tea Lemonade. No need to head to a coffee shop with this recipe. You don’t even have to leave your house! Find the recipe at Saving Dollars and Sense.
8. Pineapple Pink Lemonade Soda
When you’re not willing to squeeze lemons for fresh juice, there’s nothing wrong with reaching for mix with this recipe! Fizzy meets fruity and sweet in this drink. Lil’ Luna has this fresh summer recipe.
9. Honey Mint Lemonade
Mint brings out the other flavors in this refreshing recipe, and honey as a sweetener is a great twist, too. Find the recipe at Foxes Love Lemons, and if you’re feeling especially adventurous, try a lemonade recipe with rosemary or lavender, too!
10. Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade
Technically, this isn’t lemonade. But it’s just as refreshing! If you’re a frequent visitor at Sonic (or even if you’re not!), this recipe is sure to make you smile. Find this copycat recipe over at Classy Clutter.
11. Kiwi Lemonade
This recipe from i Live A to Z looks like it’s straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Even if you aren’t a fan of green eggs and ham, you’ll love this unique refresher.
12. Blue Raspberry Lemonade Slush
While we’re talking about crazy colored food and drinks, here’s another drink that’s fun to look at. The blue hue comes from using Jello mix. How creative is that?! Just be careful– you just might have a blue tongue when you drink this slush! Get the recipe at Bitz & Giggles.
13. Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
While it’s not exactly kid-friendly, this recipe encompasses just about everything that’s great about summer. Lemonade, blackberries, and whiskey. Seriously, how can you go wrong with that combination? Get the recipe at Life as a Strawberry.