A cold glass of lemonade is an irresistible treat on these lingering hot, summer days! Although we love the sweet and tangy classic, we like to take it to the next level with fresh squeezed lemons, and adding fruits, herbs, and more! When you’re wanting to taste something new and refreshing, try out these three different homemade lemonade recipes that are sure to satisfy your thirst and your taste buds.
A homemade lemonade loaded with your favorite fruits is a simple way to mix up your basic recipe. This delicious combo from AllRecipes blends water, lemon juice, sugar, diced watermelon, and strawberries into one extremely invigorating and delicious beverage. Loaded with Vitamin C, a tall glass of Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade is just what you need after a long, sunny day of yardwork or soccer games.
Enjoy a taste of your childhood with a sip of frozen lemonade. Adding fresh herbs, such as basil, rosemary, or thyme will give your lemonade a delightful sweet and savoury flavor. Taste of Home has you covered with a delicious recipe for a Peach-Basil Lemonade Slush that blends fresh lemon juice, peaches, and basil with water and ice. Sweeten to your liking with sugar or agave and garnish with extra slices of peach, lemon, and basil.
A tart lemonade iced tea is perfect for sippin’ by the pool! For those who need a boost of caffeine, try adding a fresh brewed tea to your homemade lemonade for an extra kick of energy. Ashley Leonard from The Darling Apron adds black tea into her Lemonade Iced Tea recipe; however, a hibiscus or green tea would be a delicious addition too!
Pro tip: turn this refreshing beverage into a crowd pleasing cocktail by adding a splash (or two) of Kentucky bourbon.
What are your favorite twists on homemade lemonade?