Nothing screams summer quite like a cool and refreshing glass of tart lemonade. Whether you like your lemonade the traditional way, or your like to add a hint of something else, these lemonade recipes are perfect for you! All recipes courtesy of Pottery Barn. All recipes start with 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 5 cups of water.
Like lemonade, watermelon is a staple of summer. A summer barbecue isn’t perfect without a freshly cut melon! Combine the two greatest things of summer and add 5 cups of fresh watermelon juice to your lemonade.
So this isn’t lemonade, but it is just as refreshing, and maybe even more delicious. Instead of putting lemon juice in your drink, substitute 1 1/2 cups of fresh lime juice, and 2 springs of freshly chopped mint.
Strawberry lemonade is a classic twist to the traditional lemonade. Simply add 1 1/2 cups of freshly blended strawberries to your lemonade mixture.
Instead of the lime-ade variation, add 1 cup of fresh mind leaves, 8 ounces of simple syrup, and 2 cups of sparkling water to your lemonade mixture. The sparkling water will slightly carbonate the beverage, making it totally yummy!
Honey is considered a super food by many nutritionists. Depending on how sweet you want your lemonade, add 1/3 to 1/2 a cup of honey to your freshly brewed batch of lemonade.
Lavender is world renowned for it’s health properties. This recipe is a bit more complicated, but you will love how delicious this is! Add 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 7 springs of lavender (stems included), 1/2 cup of lime juice, and 2 tablespoons of raw honey to your lemonade mixture.
Sparkling Peach Lemonade
Peaches are a great addition to any summer fruit. They’re rich in vitamins, and they taste even better! Add 3 juiced peaches and 2 springs of fresh mint.
Lime and pineapple come together to create a delicious summertime beverage. Combine 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice and a squeeze of lime.
The best part of visiting Disneyland is the frozen lemonade! Now, you can make something similar from the comfort of your own home. You need 1/3 cup of fresh orange juice, 3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of simple syrup, 1/3 cup of fresh blackberries, 4 sprigs of fresh mint.
A different take on the sparkling peach lemonade mentioned previously. Add a handful of blended or mashed raspberries, and 3 blended peaches to your lemonade mixture.