Lemonade Ideas: 10 to Try

There's nothing like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. These fresh mix-ins -- fruits, juices, herbs, and spices -- make it even better.


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Key Lime Lemonade

    Here's a great way to use fresh mint from your garden. Stir limeade and lime slices into lemonade (to taste). Garnish with mint leaves.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Watermelon Lemonade

    Savor the flavor of fresh watermelon -- in your glass. Puree it and combine it with a pitcher of lemonade (to taste). Garnish with watermelon slices.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Lavender Lemonade

    Spruce up your lemonade by sitrring in dried lavender and fresh lavender leaves.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Peach Tea Lemonade

    Two refreshing drinks combine to make the perfect summer sipper. To make it, combine equal parts of lemonade, peach nectar, and iced tea. Garnish with fresh peach slices.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Blackberry Lemonade

    Fresh blackberries and sage leaves add flair to classic lemonade -- and it all takes just seconds to stir together.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Kiwi-Melon Lemonade

    Lemonade is even more refreshing when you combine it with fresh honeydew puree (to taste). Garnish with sliced kiwifruit and honeydew.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Raspberry Lemonade

    Try this lemonade for a casual patio party. Simply combine lemondae with raspberry juice (to taste). Garnish with fresh raspberries.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Ginger Lemonade

    For an easy way to jazz up classic lemonade, stir in fresh gingerroot and ripe pear slices. Garnish with a sugar cane stalk for stirring.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Lemon Drop Lemonade

    Crushed lemon drops and sugar dress up the rim of your glass, classic margarita style. Garnish with a fresh lemon slice.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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Papaya Lemonade

    Guava juice brings fresh flavor to classic lemonade. Garnish with a fresh papaya slice.

    How to make classic lemonade: In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice, and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Chill; serve over ice with garnishes.

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