Fresh lemonade is a summer staple. Cold, tart and sweet, it’s simply the best way to cool down when sidewalks are sizzling and it’s 100 degrees in the shade.
Here are some of our favorite tangy twists on this summer favorite.
With a few sprigs of lavender, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and plenty of sugar, this simple lemonade recipe puts an aromatic twist on a summer classic. Keep in mind that lavender is strong, so a little goes a long way. Perfect for a grown-up birthday party or even an indoor treat on one of those rare rainy days, lavender lemonade is easy to make and even easier to drink. Add a splash of lemon-infused vodka for a refreshingly fancy adult beverage. Find the recipe here.
This isn’t the electric pink powdered pink lemonade you’ll find on your grocery store shelves. This strawberry lemonade recipe from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is made only with fresh ingredients. It’s a sweet-but-not-too-sweet drink with fresh strawberry pureé, fresh mint and a bubbly splash of sparkling water. Garnished with fresh strawberries, this recipe is perfect for an afternoon by the pool. Find the recipe here.
Bobby Flay offers this minty twist on fresh lemonade using just a basic batch of simple syrup, fresh mint leaves and lemon juice. This recipe is perfect for those days when the heat is relentless and going outside is only an option after the sun goes down. Find the recipe here.
Watermelon Lemonade Slushies
If you’re craving something frozen, look no further than this recipe for watermelon lemonade slushies. With just three ingredients and a blender, this recipe is easy to make in large batches for a fun birthday party beverage. If you’re entertaining adults, add watermelon-infused vodka for a frozen drink perfect for the beach or just a backyard barbecue celebration. Find the recipe here.
You’re probably familiar with a certain restaurant chain famous for its chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and delicious frosted lemonade. Recreate this dessert-worthy lemonade treat with just some vanilla ice cream and fresh or store-bought lemonade. It’ll be the sweetest, dreamiest, creamiest lemonade ever to come out of your kitchen. Find the recipe here.
Cheers to summer from SampleHouse!