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Strawberry-Ginger Lemonade Floats
Strawberry-Ginger Lemonade Floats Recipe Though the ginger is optional, it gives these refreshing floats their signature zing. If you can't find sparkling lemonade, substitute fizzy lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.
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Cilantro Lime Jalapeño Lemonade
Cilantro Lime Jalapeño Lemonade Recipe Jalapeño adds a subtle kick while cilantro brings grassy, herbal notes to the classic summertime sipper. Adults might like to turn this into a cocktail recipe and stir in a little tequila.
Elderflower liqueur is sweet, delicate, and floral, like nectar from a spring bouquet.
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Recipe Amped up with chile, mint, and lime, this lemonade isn't your traditional lemonade stand cup. However, there's no denying that it's equally cool and refreshing. We should know, we've been drinking this lemonade slushy by the blenderful.
Frozen Lemonade Recipe On a hot day, it's hard to beat a tall glass of slushy frozen lemonade. Blend sliced lemon, superfine sugar, water, and lemon juice with ice for a frozen drink that the whole family will love.
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Ginger Lemonade Recipe Fresh ginger gives this lemonade its unique flavor, while using frozen lemonade concentrate keeps preparation super simple.
15 of 32Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade Recipe 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 power.
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Pink Lemonade Recipe 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.
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Southern Breeze Recipe 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.
18 of 32Photo by Kelsey Hansen; Prop styling by Audrey Davis; Food styling by Torie Cox
Raspberry Lemonade Recipe 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.
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Spiked Lemonade Recipe 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.
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Pink Lemonade Cocktail
Pink Lemonade Cocktail
Recipe 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 begin.
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Cool Lavender Lemonade
Cool Lavender Lemonade Recipe 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.
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Watermelon-Lemonade Cooler Recipe 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.
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Apple Lemonade Recipe 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.
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Homemade Lemonade Recipe 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.
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Basil Lemonade Recipe 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.
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Peach Lemonade Recipe Sweeten up traditional lemonade with another summer favorite: fresh peaches! This lemonade is perfect for pairing with grilled fare.
30 of 32Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Recipe Sparkling water, fresh (or frozen) raspberries, and frozen lemonade concentrate are all you need for this bubbly, festive lemonade delight.
31 of 32Photo: Kate Mathis; Food Styling: Suzette Kaminski; Prop Styling: Shana Faust