Lemonade Recipes

It's the tastiest way to cool down. Take your pick of top-rated recipes for cold, refreshing, sweet-tart lemonades.

Staff Picks

Just-Right Pineapple Lemonade from Scratch

This is a not too sweet, not too tart pineapple lemonade - thus the name “just right pineapple lemonade”. Feel free to use store-bought lemonade for even faster preparation.

Watermelon Pink Lemonade

Rating: 4.57 stars
It's pink lemonade with a watermelon flavor. Really good!

Homemade Blackberry Lemonade

Rating: 4.71 stars
This homemade lemonade is easy to make and gets a flavor boost from blackberries. The end result is light and refreshing which is perfect for those hot summer days.

Basil Lemonade

Rating: 4.56 stars
I tweaked this recipe it to make a refreshing drink. I love basil and this recipe has a wonderful basil-infused flavor. Delicious on a warm day or with grilled chicken. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh basil and lemon slices.

Rhubarb Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars
A delicious pink rhubarb-flavored lemonade! To serve, mix 1 cup of rhubarb syrup with 3 cups of water and pour over ice.

Lavender Lemonade with Hibiscus

Rating: 4.83 stars
This recipe was modified from that which I tried at a local restaurant. It was too bitter when I tried it there, so slight modifications were necessary. Hope you all enjoy this recipe.

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Rating: 4.83 stars
Ah, the taste of summer. This classic lemonade recipe is the one my mom used to make for me when I was little. It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart! When using a clear pitcher, adding a few of the juiced lemon halves makes it look prettier.

State Fair Lemonade

Rating: 4.73 stars
I'm very excited to be showing you how to make real, authentic, vintage lemonade--the kind you might enjoy on a hot summer day at one of those stands at the state fair. Most of us make lemonade just out of lemon juice, but as you may know, the oils in the lemon peel contain a tremendous amount of flavor, and once you drink this, you won't want to go back to drinking it how you used to.

All Natural Strawberry Lemonade

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a tart, tasty lemonade with a sweet kick, perfect for the cook with garden access during the summer months. You'll need a blender with a 'puree' or 'high pulse' setting. Garnish with any leftover strawberries.

Bethy's Cucumber Basil Lemonade

Rating: 4.63 stars
I make this refreshing lemonade all summer long. It goes great at any picnic!

Best Strawberry Lemonade Ever

Rating: 4.47 stars
Strawberry lemonade is a very refreshing drink and this is my version of the best one ever! So refreshing on a hot summer day! Serve chilled.

Party Lemonade

Rating: 4.86 stars
An easy to make fresh lemonade recipe for a crowd. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and maraschino cherry.

Inspiration and Ideas

Delicious Ways To Flavor Lemonade
From rhubarb and strawberry to watermelon and mint, find a new favorite from this gallery of lemonades.
12 Spiked Lemonades
Mix up a batch of these fruity, boozy spiked lemonades.