Lemonade Recipes – 5 Easy Homemade Lemonade Recipes for Summer Days

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Making lemonade is pretty easy. All you need is some lemons, lemon juice, water, sweetener, and ice. Combine them to get your tasty lemonade ready. There is nothing like a glass of fresh lemonade during the hot summer day. However, you can add some variations to this refreshing beverage to make it more delicious. Homemade lemon recipes start with a simple syrup base. This sweetens the juice from lemons and you do not have to worry about the sugar not being dissolved.

1. Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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This strawberry lemonade is refreshing and quite simple to prepare. It is the ultimate summer drink.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries.
  • 1 cup of sugar.
  • 7 cups of water divided.
  • Sliced lemons, strawberries, and mint leaves for garnishing.

Directions:

  • Combine the sugar with 2 cups of water and microwave it for 2 minutes. Stir till sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the whole strawberries in a blender with a cup of water. Blend till it forms a smooth mix.
  • Combine the sugar mixes with strawberry puree and add the lemon juice. Pour it in a pitcher with 4 cups of water.
  • Stir and keep it in the freezer. Allow it to chill. Before you served to add the sliced lemon, strawberries, and mint leaves.

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2. Easy Pink Lemonade

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The pink color of this lemonade comes from red fruits. It is a combination of strawberries, raspberries, and lemons.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cups of water.
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar.
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  • 1/3 cup of lemon peel strips.
  • ½ cup of fresh raspberry puree.
  • ½ cup of fresh strawberry puree.
  • 2 cups of club soda and water.

Directions:

  • Take a medium saucepan and put in on medium to high heat. Add sugar and water to it. Simmer and whisk till the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Add the peeled strips of lemon and simmer. Cook for five minutes or till the mixture is reduced to half. Take it off the heat and allow it to cool.
  • Put a fine-mesh sieve on the pitcher and pour the syrup. Now, add strawberry and raspberry puree along with lemon juice. Use a spatula to stir.
  • Put it in the refrigerator and allow it to chill.
  • Serve with club soda or water.

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3. Lavender Lemonade Recipe

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This variant of lemonade is refreshing and fragrant. It can serve as the ultimate party drink during summer.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of water divided.
  • ¼ cup of honey.
  • ½ cup of sugar.
  • 2 cups of lemon juice.
  • 3 tablespoon of dried lavender.
  • Lavender petals and lemon slices.
  • Purple or blue food coloring.

Directions:

  • Place a pan on medium to high heat and pour sugar and water. Bring it to boil and stir till the sugar dissolves.
  • Take it off the heat and add lemon and honey.
  • Allow the mixture to rest for 2 hours and then strain. Press lavender to make sure you get all its juices.
  • Take a large pitcher and combine lavender mix, lemon juice, and water. Add a few drops of food coloring. Serve with ice.

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4. Mint Lemonade Recipe

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Mint and lemonade is the most classic combination.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar.
  • 2 cups of fresh lemon juice.
  • 6 cups of water.
  • ½ cup of fresh mint leaves.

Directions:

  • Combine 2 cups of sugar with 2 cups of water to prepare the syrup in a saucepan by putting it on heat. Allow it to cool.
  • Pour the lemon juice along with 4 cups of water in a pitcher. Add one cup of the syrup and taste. If you want it to be sweeter add more.
  • Serve with ice.

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5. Lynchburg Lemonade Recipe

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This lemonade is named after Lynchburg, the hometown of ‘Jack Daniel’s Distillery’.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of triple sec.
  • 1 ½ ounce of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
  • 4 ounces of lemon or lime soda.
  • Lemon juice

Directions:

  • Pour the whiskey, sour mix, and triple sec into a glass.
  • Top it up with soda and stir it well.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy.

If you want, you can store this lemonade in your refrigerator for up to a week and enjoy it whenever you want.

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