Nothing beats the classic concoction of fresh lemons, sugar, and chilled water. This recipe doesn't require you to boil water,
so make it for last-minute gatherings or as you're about to walk out the door to the park. Serve over ice for maximum cooling-off
Cook one cup of water with sugar to create the super-sweet sugar syrup, then combine with the rest of the water, lemon juice,
fruit, and grenadine. Grenadine, a pomegranate-flavored syrup that gives the beverage its rosy color, can contain alcohol,
so check the label before serving and create an adults-only beverage corner at the next neighborhood barbecue if necessary.
Raspberry-lemonade ice cubes add extra flavor to the pineapple juice and ginger ale mixture as they melt. Make the ice cubes
from lemonade concentrate, sugar, water, and blue raspberry lemonade mix the night before. You can also try different lemonade
mixes for a variety of fun flavors.
Go all-natural and serve a refreshing drink made from naturally-sweet mashed raspberries, lemon juice, and water. The sweet
and tart combination will garner rave reviews. Add sugar to taste, and serve over ice.
Start with lemon-flavored sparking water or club soda and add citrus-flavored vodka, lemon juice, sugar, and orange liqueur
for an unforgettable summer cocktail. Buy extra ingredients–this one is guaranteed to be a party-pleaser.
Fresh lavender and mint infuse frozen lemon juice with an herbal flavor, making this drink tops for serving with light appetizers.
Add the mint and lavender gradually to tailor the lemonade to your taste.
Garnish this fruity beverage with thin slices of watermelon and a pinch of mint. Cook lemonade concentrate with a few mint
sprigs to allow the flavors to blend, then combine with puréed watermelon. Chill overnight before serving.
Add a splash of tartness to apple juice by mixing in fresh lemon juice. Squeeze about 3 lemons worth of juice into a quart
of apple juice, mix well, then garnish with mint sprigs and lemon slices. The sweet flavor of the apple nicely balances the
pucker of the lemon.
Start from scratch and make a lemonade packed with extra flavor. The secret? This recipe uses a few teaspoons of lemon rind
to add extra tartness, as well as a more home-style presentation. Make a batch of limeade (also on the recipe page) and let
friends and family vote for their favorite.
Add flavor, color, and fragrance by choosing different varieties of basil for this summer-inspired drink. Stick with regular
basil for a tasty nonalcoholic cocktail, or try a different variety. Thai or cinnamon basils add spicy undertones while lemon
basil adds a lemon-drop flavor.
Host a 21-and-over backyard extravaganza and serve this cocktail in white wine glasses. Pink lemonade concentrate gets dressed
up with bottled beer and chilled vodka. Garnish with cranberries and slices of lemons, oranges, or limes, and let the toasting