20 Refreshing Lemonade Recipes for Long Summer Days
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20 Refreshing Lemonade Recipes for Long Summer Days

A pitcher of lemonade is undoubtedly a pick-me-up, but that barely scratches the surface of this tangy refreshment’s potential! These 20 lemonade recipes practically burst with citrus flavor. We’ve got everything from cocktails to cupcakes to chewy gummy candies for you to enjoy. (Psst… Prefer your lemonade with a bit of blush? Definitely check out these 15 pink treats!) Now on to the classics!

1. Spring Thyme Lemonade: Welcome warmer weather with a glass of this refreshing drink sweetened with thyme-infused simple syrup. (via The Little Epicurean)

2. Lemon Burst Cupcakes: The little yellow guy stars in all three parts of these creative cupcakes. Lemonade is stirred into the cake batter + a dollop of curd hides underneath the marshmallowy lemon buttercream. (via I Wash… You Dry)

3. Vermontucky Lemonade: Vermont maple syrup and Kentucky bourbon meet in this cocktail meant for sipping on a porch. (via Smitten Kitchen)

4. Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Yogurt: This four ingredient frozen Greek yogurt comes together in a jiffy with the help of an ice cream maker. (via Kitchen Simplicity)

5. John Daly Jello Shots: An Arnold Palmer (tea + lemonade) plus vodka in Jell-O shot form — what’s not to love?! (via Brit + Co.)

6. Nimbu Pani: Spicing lemonade with cayenne is so last year. Give this traditional Mumbai drink a spin. It’s boosted with cumin, chaat masala and a pinch of salt. (via Favors of Mumbai)

7. DIY Frozen Lemonade: No need to wait for your next ball game or amusement park visit to enjoy frozen lemonade. Take your pick of three ways to DIY this cooling treat. (via Stick a Fork in It)

8. Hibiscus Tea Lemonade: A fan of Starbucks’ Passion Tea Lemonade? You’ll love this homemade take! (via Use Real Butter)

9. Spicy Ginger Meyer Lemonade: Bookmark this recipe for when Meyer lemons are back in season next winter. Their sweeter, floral flavor works beautifully with ginger. (via Spache the Spatula)

10. Berry Lemonade Protein Gummies: Believe it or not: These protein-packed gummy candies only take five minutes to make! (via Delicious by Dre)

11. Pimm’s Cup: San Pellegrino Limonata is the ideal, effervescent mixer for these picnic-ready cocktails. Mason jars FTW. (via Brit + Co.)

12. Grilled Lemonade Chicken: A quick marinade in a lemonade, garlic and herb blend, then onto the grill this chicken goes. If that’s not summery enough for you, serve it over the accompanying recipe for succotash. (via Virginia Willis)

13. No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Bites: These creamy bites are definitely getting added to our no-bake desserts repertoire. (via Iowa Girl Eats)

14. Blueberry Infused Vodka and Frozen Lemonade Cocktail: If you can plan a few days ahead, this drink can be yours. The recipe calls for a DIY blueberry vodka that is sure to pair beautifully with the raw honey lemonade. (via The Urban Baker)

15. Vegan Lemonade Ice Cream: We’re not throwing any shade at magic one-ingredient ice cream, but neither an ice cream machine NOR bananas are used here. (via Healthful Pursuit)

16. Peach Lemonade: Mmmm, if lemonade didn’t say summertime enough, the addition of fresh, sweet peaches is sure to do the trick. (via Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)

17. Basil Strawberry Lemonade Granitas in a Jar: One batch of this sophisticated dessert can serve 10… or just one extremely parched you. (via Babble)

18. Limonana: A Middle Eastern classic, this frozen lemonade gets an extra chilling boost courtesy of fresh mint. (via An Edible Mosaic)

19. Lemonade Scones: Did you know that outside of the States, lemonade often means lemon-lime soda? A half cup of the bubbly stuff is mixed right into these tender cream scones. (via Beyond Kimchee)

20. Strawberry Lemonade Margaritas: These margs made with tequila, Cointreau, store-bought strawberry lemonade and a squeeze of lime will get the party started in no time. (via The Clever Carrot)

Where is your favorite place to enjoy a tall glass of ice cold lemonade? Swing by our virtual porch (the comments section) for a chat!