15 Best Lemonade Recipes of All Time Slideshow

There are lots of ways to make lemonade; here's how to do it right

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15 Best Lemonade Recipes of All Time

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Gulping down a glass of lemonade is always satisfying, no matter how old you are. If only your corner store charged what you used to at your lemonade stand — 25 cents a pop. Thanks to powdered lemonade, you can easily make your own version at home if you’re looking to save money. It’s a cheap option, but you’d miss out on all the creative variations on summer’s favorite beverage.

To help you get crafty with this classic drink, we’ve rounded up some of the most satisfying lemonade recipes we could find. They all taste amazing!

Whether it’s a healthy twist, an alcoholic treat, or a cultural variation, here are the 15 best lemonade recipes of all time.

Blackberry Mint Lemonade Recipe

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This dark spin on lemonade is a perfect refresher for any time of year, and it’s healthy! Put your feet up and sip away with zero guilt.

Click here for the Blackberry Mint Lemonade recipe.

Brazilian Lemonade

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If you are wondering what’s so Brazilian about Brazilian lemonade, we offer these two ingredients to shed some light: limes and condensed milk. Now, we’re not saying that limes and condensed milk a Brazilian drink make, but if any country were going to turn those into pure genius, it would be Brazil. What a treat!

Click here for the Brazilian Lemonade recipe.

Bunny Hop Lemonade

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This with this delicious cocktail refreshes and replenishes, with the help of raspberries, which can really liven up a drink.

Click here for the Bunny Hop Lemonade recipe.

Cactus Pear Fuchsia Lemonade

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Cactus pears turn this lemonade a vivid fuchsia shade. This combination is unique, but it makes for a wonderful spin on lemonade. Chances are that no other lemonade will quench your thirst like this one.

Click here for the Cactus Pear Fuchsia Lemonade recipe.

Frosty Gin Lemonade

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This is quite the extravagant version of lemonade, but we think it too good to pass up. Tart lemon and white chocolate…what could improve upon this combination — besides a dash of spirits?

Click here for the Frosty Gin Lemonade recipe.

Healthy Lemonade Recipe

Yes, there is such thing as healthy lemonade. This recipe involves making a coconut sugar simple syrup. Coconut sugar is a natural sweetener that’s low on the glycemic index, and as a simple syrup, it will dissolve into your cold drinks easily.

Click here for the Healthy Lemonade recipe.

Kale Lemonade

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Kale and lemonade? That’s right. You’ve probably had pink lemonade before, but green lemonade is just as great. This addictive summer sipper is delicious and good for you.

Click here for the Kale Lemonade recipe.

Long Island Lemonade

Everything is a little better with Grey Goose! This lemonade tastes and looks like lemonade, but after only a few sips, it will have you feelin’ fine.

Click here for the Long Island Lemonade recipe.

Lynchburg Lemonade

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Get your Mason jars ready; this lemonade cocktail is trendy and unique. We like to call this a “grown-up” lemonade, because it’s made with Jack Daniels.

Click here for the Lynchburg Lemonade recipe.

Passion Lemonade Punch

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Step away from that jungle juice — we have a lemonade punch recipe that is sure to please. This recipe includes lemon, lime, agave nectar, and passionfruit purée. How refreshing!

Click here for the Passion Lemonade Punch recipe.

Spicy Lemonade Snack Juice

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Did you know that lemonade can be sweet, spicy, or sour? This juice won’t get your mouth burning, because it’s the perfect combo of sweet and hot. It will flush out your system and leave you feeling satisfied.

Click here for the Spicy Lemonade Snack Juice recipe.

Spunky Lemonade Recipe

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We call this lemonade variation a crowd-pleaser because it’s got something for everyone: It’s simple, delectable, and refreshing. This drink is sweet without being cloying, and is sure to be a hit as your signature wedding cocktail, especially for outdoor and summer celebrations.

Click here for the Spunky Lemonade recipe.

Strawberry Lemonade

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Fresh strawberrieshand-squeezed lemons, and water — the recipe may be simple, but it makes for a refreshing summer combination whose tartness and sweetness you can modify to your own taste using cold water. The strawberries should provide enough sweetness, but you can add some agave nectar or sugar if you really feel like you need to amp it up. Everything is better when it’s made with strawberries!

Click here for the Strawberry Lemonade recipe.

Victorian Lemonade

This English-style drink is from the Golden Age of cocktails — it’s a twist on the traditional mint julep. As the Brits might say, cheers! 

Click here for the Victorian Lemonade recipe.

Watermelon Lemonade

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This beautifully colored sipper will elevate your neighborhood lemonade stand. Be sure to taste the watermelon first. If it's too sweet, simply reduce the sugar.

Click here for the Watermelon Lemonade recipe.