18 Refreshing Lemonade Recipes and Cocktails to Whip Up This Weekend
Beyoncé may have changed what comes to mind when we think of lemonade this year, but on August 20 (National Lemonade Day) the refreshing summertime drink is the star. With Labor Day just around the corner and a whole month before fall arrives, it’s a good time to add a few more *cool* libations to your party menu. These 18 modern takes on lemonade are just the thing! The concoctions range from simple upgrades to boozy party drinks to game-changer recreations. So go ahead and turn those lemons into lemonade.
Thyme sprigs and pomegranate aril garnishes make this a good lemonade to enjoy now and well into fall. Made with fresh lemon juice and pomegranate juice, the lemonade has a tart punch, but it’s sweetened with a sugar syrup that can be served alongside the pitcher if friends want an even sweeter drink. (via Drizzle and Dip)
If that little basil plant you started in the spring took on its own zip code over the summer, then put it to use in this sparkling lemonade. Each glass is garnished with a sprig of basil so that you breathe in the scent of the fragrant herb with each sip. (via Seeded at the Table)
Sweet? Check. Tart? Check. Spicy? Yes, please! A jalapeño syrup is what gives this one a kick and you can add more or less pepper slices to get the heat just right for you and your squad. (via Jerry James Stone)
Speaking of floral notes and pretty pinks, here we have a lemonade spiked with gin and scented with rose to make this lovely cocktail. A few sprigs of tarragon are thrown into the shaker, too, to up the flavor ante even more. (via Heather Christo)