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: 4.67 stars
3
It's pink lemonade with a watermelon flavor. Really good!

Homemade Blackberry Lemonade

Rating: 4.67 stars
5
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
8
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
20
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
6
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.

Bethy's Cucumber Basil Lemonade

Rating: 4.57 stars
6
I make this refreshing lemonade all summer long. It goes great at any picnic!

Best Strawberry Lemonade Ever

Rating: 4.38 stars
11
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.

Best Lemonade Ever

Rating: 4.76 stars
2121
This is a very refreshing drink!
By Jo

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Rating: 4.82 stars
317
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: 4.71 stars
42
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.

Vintage Lemonade

Rating: 4.67 stars
244
In the 1800's this is how people made lemonade--you can do it too! It's not that difficult, and tastes wonderful!
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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.

Malian Ginger Juice

Rating: 4.64 stars
11

A popular and refreshing drink from West Africa. If it's too spicy, dilute with water. All ingredients can be adjusted to taste. This drink is great for cutting the heaviness of fried foods. Enjoy!