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Refreshing Lemonade Recipes To Enjoy In The Sun!

Picture it: a hot summer’s day on your patio, or maybe by the outdoor pool at your hotel. A tall glass filled with ice sits next to you and you reach for the jug to pour yourself… a deliciously refreshing lemonade, of course! Nothing else quite hits the spot the same way in the summer, but that doesn’t mean you can switch things up every once in a while!

Check out these 15 delicious lemonade recipes that will have you filling your glass over and over again.

1. Peach lemonade

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Peach lemonade sounds like something out of a storybook, but we can assure it’s both real and delicious! Melissa’s Cuisine can confirm that for us with their delicious recipe. You’ll need:

  • 1 quart of lemonade
  • 1 cup of peach nectar

2. Red strawberry lemonade

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Besides tasting like actual strawberries, this recipe by Pret a Vivre is worth noting because of its amazingly bright summer colour! You’ll need:

  •  1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice (2-3 Meyer lemons)
  • 1/2 tbsp of lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/2 pint of strawberries

3. Moscato strawberry lemonade

VIEW IN GALLERYRefreshing Moscato strawberry lemonade

Sometimes the best way to enjoy your lemonade is with a little splash of something extra. Centsless Deals suggests Moscato and strawberry vodka and we can’t disagree! You’ll need:

  • 1 bottle of pink moscato
  • 6 cups of lemonade
  • 1/4 cup of strawberry vodka
  • Frozen strawberry slices make a great alternative to ice cubes

4. Raspberry lemonade bars

VIEW IN GALLERYDelicious Raspberry lemonade bars

Okay, so this isn’t technically a lemonade recipe, but it sure involves lemonade flavour! These delicious bars by Tide and Thyme are just another way for you to enjoy your favourite raspberry lemonade flavour without getting sick of the drink.

5. Watermelon lemonade popsicles

VIEW IN GALLERYTasty Watermelon lemonade popsicles

Have you ever wished that you could take your lemonade on the go but without having to carry the glass? Homespun With Love shoes you how to do just that with their watermelon lemonade popsicle recipe! You’ll need:

  • 1/2 seedless of a personal watermelon or about 3-4 cups of cut watermelon
  • 5 lemons, juiced
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Agave nectar to taste
  • Popsicle molds

6. Blackberry Lemonade

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Blackberries are a great option for people who want a refreshing berry flavoured lemonade but are looking for something with a deeper flavour than strawberries and raspberries. According to Cooking and Beer, you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of blackberries (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice (approx 8 large lemons)
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • mint leaves (for garnish)

7. Strawberry lemonade cheesecake cupcakes

VIEW IN GALLERYStrawberry lemonade cheescake cupcakes

We couldn’t help sneaking another awesome lemonade-inspired dessert recipe in! Cooking Classy shows you how to make delicious cupcakes that are anything by traditional. Between the cream cheese and the lemonade mixture, your inner raspberry lemonade lover will be in heaven with every bite.

8. Sparkling lavender lemonade

VIEW IN GALLERYLavender lemonade

Lavender has a calming effect in its taste and scent and the mere act of enjoying a lemonade on a hot summer’s day is relaxing as well, so this recipe from Gimme Some Oven is basically perfect! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup of lavender simple syrup (you’ll fine this recipe in the tutorial)
  • 1 cup of sparkling water or champagne


9. Rhubarb lemonade

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Choosing to make sweet lemonade with a slightly more bitter tasting ingredient like rhubarb might not be something you’d think of immediately, but we’re certainly glad Noshing with the Nolands did! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of chopped rhubarb
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of lemon juice
  • 5 cups of ice
  • 2-4 cups of water

10. Spiked raspberry lemonade

VIEW IN GALLERYHomemade Spiked raspberry lemonade recipe

Raspberry lemonade is already a unique and delicious take on classic lemonade, but Recipe Girl‘s spiked version is another yummy interpretation of that! You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 oz of raspberry vodka, divided ice
  • Raspberry simple syrup (you’ll find this recipe in the tutorial)
  • raspberries/lemon slices for garnish, optional

11. Sparkling berry mint lemonade

VIEW IN GALLERYTasty sparkling berry mint lemonade

Sometimes the garnish is a key part of of the recipe! Pastry Chef Online shoes you how berries and mint can work that way. You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup of simple syrup (you’ll find this recipe in the tutorial)
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • A handful of berries (blueberry goes well with mint, but choose your favourites)
  • A handful of mint for muddling
  • 6 oz of club soda

12. Strawberry basil lemonade

VIEW IN GALLERYStrawberry basil lemonade recipe

Adding basil to a sweet lemonade recipe immediately gives the flavour a little something extra for contrast, and Running to the Kitchen is on board with that theory. You’ll need:


  • 2 cups of chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice & pulp
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • water or seltzer


13. Raspberry watermelon lemonade

VIEW IN GALLERYRaspberry watermelon lemonade recipe

Sometimes the best lemonade recipes are the ones that combine fruit flavours you wouldn’t expect! We’re trying this one by The Gunny Sack immediately. You’ll need:

  • 3 cups of watermelon cubes
  • 2 cups of ice cubes
  • (2) .08 oz packets of Crystal Light On The Go Raspberry Lemonade
  • 2 cups of water
  • Optional: 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein

14. Mint watermelon lemonade

VIEW IN GALLERYMint watermelon lemonade

Have we mentioned that we think mint makes an absolutely delicious garnish and ingredient? We’re very glad that Amber Zonbie agrees. You’ll need:

  • Your favourite prepared lemonade
  • Seedless Watermelon (around half of a large melon)
  • Mint (optional but highly recommended)

15. Pink lemonade donuts

VIEW IN GALLERYPink lemonade donuts

We lied, the raspberry lemonade bars weren’t our last food suggestion, but how could we possibly resist including lemonade-inspired donuts? We have The Baking Robot to thank for this stroke of baking genius.