7 Ways to Spice Up Your Lemonade

We have some genius ways to spice up your favorite summertime drink
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Learn an easy-to-make, refreshing drink recipe for your summer barbecue or just to enjoy on the porch!

There are so many lemonade combinations to try that will make you change the way you see lemonade — we have one for every day of the week.

Lemonade is indispensable during the summer months. When the sweltering heat hits, there’s nothing better than having a huge glass of the sweet and tart drink to sip. It takes no time at all to make and requires only a few ingredients: water, lemons, and sugar.

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While we love the classic drink, there are tons of riffs on lemonade that you miss out on by sticking with the three-ingredient recipe. One way to spice up your summertime drink is by adding fresh fruit to the mix —  try diced strawberries, blueberries, and mint for a remix of your sweet summer drink. You can even throw in juices — such as cranberry, orange — or raspberry iced tea to mix things up. Our Spunky Lemonade recipe takes lemonade to a whole new level by using soda water in place of regular water and adding an ounce of cranberry juice and a splash of vodka. If you’re not looking for a cocktail, just omit the vodka — the non-alcoholic version is just as refreshing. Also, on those days where the weather is 90 degrees or higher, frozen lemonade is a great way to cool down. Fear not: There are ways to elevate your frozen lemonade, too. In a blender, mix together lemon juice, simple syrup, pomegranate juice, water, and ice for a frozen lemonade recipe that is worth having every day this summer.

Lemonade can be simple when you need it to be, but when you’re looking to break out of the ordinary, we have seven recipes that will make you the talk of the town. With these delicious recipes, you’re going to need to start a lemonade stand ASAP.

Blueberry-Mint Lemonade

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Blend together blackberries, lemon juice, mint, sugar, and water for a fruity and delicious take on classic lemonade. Set aside a few blackberries for garnish and you’re ready to enjoy your summertime drink.

Kale Lemonade

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Never heard of green lemonade? Now you have. Pink lemonade is delicious, but it’s not really a drink that you can have after you go to the gym. Make this recipe after a workout so you can feel refreshed and hydrated.

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