By Vicky McDonald

Making homemade lemonade in the summer is always a good idea. Not only will you have a refreshing drink to enjoy, but you can add a little booze, and you've got yourself an easy summer cocktail. Fresh summer fruits make a delicious and colorful addition to regular lemonade. I've picked out 8 fruity, homemade lemonade recipes that can be served just as they are, or spiked with a little alcohol for a summer party.

1. Vintage Lemonade

Rave Review: "Fabulous lemonade ...Great for summer parties with kids. Serve with a shot of vodka for the adults and a sprig of mint. Yum!" — lmm3c

Photo by Melissa Goff

2. Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

Rave Review: "Wow! Really good. My 3-year old (who won't eat fruit) loves it, and for the grownups it's pretty darn good with a shot of vodka!" — aidansmom3

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3. Brazilian Lemonade

Rave Review: "This was really good as is. For the grown ups I put in a shot of tequila and it was even better!!" —Terri Schaefer Rogers

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4. Orangeade

Rave Review: "Came out great, you may want to reduce amount of sugar, super sweet! Mixes well with vodka for a high octane screwdriver :-)" — bardicverse

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5. Hot Pink Lemonade

Rave Review: "Fun drink for the summer, hanging with your girlfriends!" — Trisha Benson

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6. Ginger Lemonade

Rave Review: "This is most excellent for sore throats. Add a little bourbon or rum and you'll feel even better!" — Sara Jo

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7. Cucumber Lemonade

Rave Review: "I love this. At parties I like to also offer this as a cocktail by adding lemon vodka. Mmmmm, always a hit!" — ktbug4

Photo by Molly

8. Easy Raspberry Lemon

Rave Review: "Kids loved the lemonade! For the adults I put a shot of gin in their glass - and they loved that!" — 3hungryboys

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