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Lemonade 10 Ways

During the summer I have two drinks that I love to have, besides drinking water anyway. One of those drinks is Lemonade. One of the main reasons that I love lemonade is the fact that it can be mixed with so many add-ins to create different flavours. I have composed a list of 10 different ways that lemonade can be done. Included in this list I have found what seems to be the most used original lemonade recipe.

 

Original Lemonade- Base Recipe

*These recipes will make roughly 10-12 cups of lemonade, this is depending on the recipe. Add more water if you need to, all the recipes I found for the original lemonade used 5-7 cups of water.*


  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup sugar (add more if you need or reduce if your preference)

  • 5-7 cups water (add more if needed)


Add lemon juice and sugar to a container (bowl, jug, etc.) and mix thoroughly so that the sugar dissolves. After the sugar is dissolved add the water and chill before serving. Add ice when ready to serve.

 

Watermelon Lemonade


Use the base recipe above, but reduce the amount of water (leave 2 cups or none if that's your preference). Then add;


  • 5 cups watermelon juice (can be achieved by blending fresh watermelon as well, just pour through a sieve)


Once the base is mixed add in the watermelon juice, after pouring through a sieve. Chill before serving. Add ice when ready to serve.

 

Raspberry Peach Lemonade


Use the base recipe above. Then add;


  • 1/2-3/4 cup raspberries (blended is the best way, but you can also muddle them if you want the bigger pieces)

  • 3 peaches (blended or juiced)


Raspberries and peaches can be blended together and then poured through a sieve. Once the base is mixed add in the peach raspberry blend and mix together. Chill before serving. Add ice when ready to serve.

 

Sparkling Peach Lemonade


Use the base recipe above. Reduce the amount of water by 2 cups. Then add;


  • 3 peaches (blended or juiced, then poured through a sieve)

  • 2 cups sparkling water


Once the base is mixed add in the peach blend and mix. Chill before serving. Add the sparkling water and ice when ready to serve. Add sparkling water immediately if you are serving immediately.

 

Classic Strawberry Lemonade


Use the base recipe above. Then add;


  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries (blended)

Once the base is mixed, add the blended strawberries and mix well. Chill before serving. Add ice when ready to serve.

 

Mint Lime-ade


Use the base recipe but instead of the lemon juice use lime juice.

  • 1 1/2 cups lime juice (instead of the lemon juice)

  • 2 sprigs fresh mint (chopped)

Once the base is mixed (with lime juice instead of lemon juice), add in the mint and mix. Chill before serving. Add ice when ready to serve.

 

Pineapple Lemonade


Use the base recipe. Then add;


  • 1 cup pineapple juice

  • Squeeze of lime

Once the base is mixed, add in the pineapple juice and the squeeze of lime, and mix again. Chill before serving. Add ice when ready to serve.

 

Lavender Lemonade


Use the base recipe above but use the following changes for both sugar and lemon juice. Then add;


  • 1 1/4 cups lemon juice

  • 1 cup sugar (you can reduce this if that's your preference)

  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried lavender

  • Squeeze of lime

  • Optional: 2-3 drops of purple food coloring

Make the base recipe with the above changes. Add in the dried lavender, squeeze of lime and add the purple food coloring (if using). Chill. Before serving strain out the dried lavender (if you want to), and add ice.


Another version of this recipe is to boil the sugar (1 1/4 cups), 1 cup of water, and the dried lavender together to create a simple syrup. After straining out the lavender, use the simple syrup in the mixture. So you would add 6 cups water, lemon juice, simple syrup mix, squeeze of lime, and the optional food coloring. Mix together and chill. Add ice before serving.

 

Pomegranate Lemonade


Use the base recipe. The add;


  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice

Once the base is mixed together add in the pomegranate juice and mix well. Chill before serving. Add ice when ready to serve.

 

Sparkling Mint Lemonade


Use the base recipe. (only use 5 cups water) The add;


  • 1 cup mint leaves

  • 8 oz simple syrup (optional as you are using sugar)

  • 2 cups sparkling water

Mix together the base, and add in the mint and simple syrup (if using), mix. Chill. When ready to serve add in the 2 cups sparkling water. Add ice when ready to serve.

 

Hopefully, you try some of these recipes this summer. What is your favorite summer drink? Have you tried any of these lemonade recipes before?

 

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