Admit it: You’ve been craving lemonade nonstop ever since Queen Bey released her seminal visual album Lemonade. And that’s not the only reason to enjoy this drink in summer. It’s a throwback to our childhoods and makes for one refreshing sip when the sun is beating down. Plus now that we’re adults, we can enjoy it with a MAJOR twist. Say hello to the lemonade cocktail, which is changing lives for the better. Whether you’re craving Grandma Knowles’ “sacred” lemonade recipe or already a devotee of boozy lemonade, here’s your guide to the best lemonade cocktails to drink from now until after Labor Day.


1. Cucumber Gin Lemonade: As the temperature continues to rise, you’re going to need something yummy to keep you cool during summer outings. Make a bottle of this refreshing boozy lemonade you can take anywhere — nobody will be the wiser. (via Sweet Lulu Blog)


2. Rosé Lemonade: Prefer to drink wine in the summer? Try this delicious rosé-based cocktail. It’s perfect for using up leftover wine from your party the night before. (via Dessert for Two)


3. Blueberry Vodka Lemonade: Next time you’re making lemonade for your brunch guests, throw in some blueberries for a little extra flavor; it’s a tried-and-true flavor combination they won’t be able to resist. Then simply stir in some vodka to turn your gathering into an afternoon celebration. (via Lemons for Lulu)


4. Strawberry Lemonade Margaritas: Who didn’t love strawberry lemonade growing up? The good thing about being an adult is that you can now add a little tequila for an upgrade to this favorite childhood sip. (via The Clever Carrot)


5. Frozen Jalapeño Lemonade Margaritas: Why not beat the heat with more heat? Whip up this frozen sip that starts out chilly and leaves you feeling spicy. Serve with a side of chips and guac, obviously. (via Heather Christo)


6. Skinny Sparkling Mint Pineapple Lemonade: If you’re trying not to overindulge on cocktails this summer, opt for a healthier option with this revitalizing tart and tropical vodka cocktail. Mojito lovers, you might have just found your new favorite drink! (via With Salt and Wit)


7. Rose Lemon Spritzer: Flowers you can drink? Yes please! Break out this pretty cocktail for your next weekend with the girls; they’ll be as delighted to sip on the gorgeous glasses as you were to create them. (via Half Baked Harvest)


8. Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade: Farmers’ market enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Grab your shopping bag and head to your local market to find the fresh ingredients that make up this lovely libation. You might even want to get extras for recreating it next weekend too. (via Sugar and Cloth)


9. Pineapple Lemonade Sangria: Need a simple summer bridal shower cocktail that your friends will love? Grab your prettiest pitcher and brew a batch of this Southern-style white sangria. Add some no-cook tapas for an extra special (and easy!) spread. (via Fake Ginger)


10. Blackberry Lemonade Margaritas: Cinco de Mayo might be behind us, but that’s no reason to give up on margaritas. This sweet and tart sip will definitely leave you wanting a second (or third) round. The fresh blackberries take this drink to the next level. (via Valerie’s Kitchen)


11. Rose + Tarragon Gin Lemonade: Your garden is full of amazing herbs and flowers, so snatch up some of your favorites and mix up this gorgeous take on a classic gin cocktail. Perfect the recipe with your favorite summer ingredients, then recreate it again in the fall with thyme and apples. (via Heather Christo)


12. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Mimosas: Raspberries + champagne + lemonade = the perfect trio. Assemble this three-ingredient cocktail for a cooling poolside sip. Summer brunch never looked quite this good. (via Adeerden’s Kitchen)

What summer cocktails will you be mixing up? Share your fancy glasses with us on Instagram and make sure to use the hashtag #iamcreative!