Lemonade is most often associated with a perfect thirst quencher during the summer months and for good reason. Apparently, research has shown that the sourness from the lemon stimulates salivation, thus giving you better hydration.
And there are many different ways to enjoy lemonade this season! Here is a round-up of 20 different recipes from around the web for sweet and tasty lemonade to make this summer:
The Crafting Chicks – Watermelon Lemonade
The sweetness of watermelon and honey helps complement the sourness of the lemonade in this lemonade. Dianna also gives us tips on enjoying this beverage while relaxing and taking a moment to meditate on how fantastic summer truly is!
Premeditated Leftovers – Lavender Lemonade
The addition of lavender makes this drink not only fanciful but gives it a light floral taste. Perfect for a tea party with your little girl, at a baby shower, or Sunday afternoon gathering, this lavender lemonade is something to try!
Design Eat Repeat – Raspberry Lemonade
This beverage is made with freshly squeezed lemons and pureed frozen raspberries. Melissa assures us that the drink tastes better with a thawed bag of raspberries from your freezer. The combination of raspberry and lemon is about as summer as you can get!
Sally’s Baking Addiction – Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade
In this 4-ingredient recipe, Sally shows us that honey, strawberries, and lemons couldn’t make for an easier thirst quencher. The beverage is just the right amount of tart, fruity and sweet, and is served best over lots of ice.
The Little Epicurean – Mint Hibiscus Lemonade
Maryanne gives us a cool drink in this Mint Hibiscus Lemonade combination. It is similar to how an Arnold Palmer mixes lemonade and iced tea. This recipe takes a bit of work, so it isn’t the easiest, but it is worth tasting sweet, sour, floral, and herbal melded together beautifully.
Totally the Bomb – Pomegranate Lemonade
Mary tells us that this lemonade doesn’t take hardly any time at all to make and it is a refreshing twist to traditional lemonade. The pomegranate added a pretty pink shade to the drink, making it a fun treat to share at your next potluck!
The Kitchen McCabe – Cherry Pineapple Lemonade
Kayley gives us a fun lemonade with maraschino cherries in this recipe. My kids are going to love this one! I like the layered look she gives this drink too!
Chelsea’s Messy Apron – Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade
This lemonade uses a blueberry simple syrup made of sugar, water, and blueberries. Then you mix the syrup with freshly squeezed lemons and sparkling water to make one of Chelsea’s favorite summertime lemonades!
A Beautiful Mess – Rosemary Lemonade
Emma shares this simple lemonade recipe that is a perfect combination of sweet and savory (from the rosemary). She says it has the perfect amount of flavor to be delicious and very refreshing. You can even swap out the rosemary for basil or thyme if you prefer one of those herbs.
Simply Designing – Frozen Mango Lemonade
Ashley shares one of her favorite ways to drink lemonade – frozen! Added with mango she says it is the best summertime drink. Her blog post makes me want to try this recipe asap!
Love Peace and Tiny Feet – Ginger Lemongrass Lemonade
Try this “gourmet” lemonade with just a couple of ingredients! Ari shows us how to make this easy summertime treat with just lemon juice, water, sugar, and of course ginger and lemongrass.
Five Heart Home – Minty Peach Lemonade
Mint. Peach. Lemonade. Seems like an unlikely trio but Samantha calls it a brilliant combo. And she assures us that it turns out to be a really yummy combination! I’m excited to see how these three ingredients make for a tasty lemonade!
Like Mother Like Daughter – Raspberry Peach Lemonade
This delicious raspberry peach lemonade uses SPLENDA®Sweeteners and is full of fresh raspberries and peaches. Aimee suggests this recipe is perfect for sipping all summer long.
Bitz n Giggles – Cotton Candy Lemonade
I have never seen Cotton Candy Lemonade before but Sara says they serve it at Disney World. So it must be awesome. I mean, who wouldn’t love a refreshing homemade lemonade sweetened by a ball of cotton candy? Check out Sara’s recipe over on her blog for a delicious treat!
Fit Foodie Finds – Kombucha Lemonade
If you love kombucha and Arnold Palmers, you will love this recipe by the gals over at Fit Foodie Finds. They say their delicious and refreshing kombucha lemonade recipe tastes just like an Arnold Palmer.
Leaving the Rut – Blood Orange Lemonade
Here is a kid-friendly non-alcoholic lemonade that goes perfectly with any BBQ during the summer season!
Nerdy Mamma – Mint Kiwi Lemonade
The Nerdy Mama shares this surprisingly awesome combination of mint and kiwi in her lemonade recipe. She assures us her kiddos loved it!
Eat Picks – Orange Lemonade
Kelly gives us a deliciously easy homemade Orange Lemonade to enjoy on a hot summer day. The sweetness in the orange helps to offset the tartness in the lemon, so together they make a perfect lemonade to quench your thirst.
Cooking Classy – Pineapple Mango Lemonade
Jaclyn combines some traditional Hawaiian fruits with her recipe, making a Pineapple Mango Lemonade perfect for any luau. She tells us it deliciously pairs with BBQ pork sandwiches and a nice Hawaiian slaw or macaroni salad.
Maya Kitchenette – Cucumber Lemonade
Well, lemonade can’t get any greener with this recipe! Green juices are said to be beneficial for you, so Maya gives us a green cucumber lemonade that is not only refreshing but also adds more vitamins to our diet as cucumbers are nutritious.