How to Make Lemonade

How to Make Lemonade
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How to Make Lemonade

Read on for some delicious lemonade recipes.


This easy recipe beats the stuff made from frozen concentrate.

Get the recipe: Lemonade

Raspberry Canadian Lemonade

This lovely cocktail gets its color and flavor from fresh raspberry lemonade.

Get the recipe: Raspberry Canadian Lemonade

Sparkling Tarragon Gin Lemonade

For a refreshing cocktail, try this sparkling lemonade with gin. Tarragon flavors the boozy lemonade here, but you can easily substitute it with basil.

Get the recipe: Sparkling Tarragon Gin Lemonade

Pimm's Cup

Pimm’s is a classic British cocktail that contains lemonade, and it's especially perfect for daytime outdoor drinking.

Get the recipe: Pimm's Cup

Prohibition Lemonade

This whiskey and lemonade combination delights.

Get the recipe: Prohibition Lemonade

Lemon-Orange Fizz

This refreshing beverage adds sparkle to your summer evenings.

Get the recipe: Lemon-Orange Fizz

Backyard Tea

This hard Arnold Palmer with rum, iced tea and lemonade will be a hit at your barbecue.

Get the recipe: Backyard Tea


When the temperature starts to rise, there's nothing that can quench your thirst quite like lemonade. The summer staple is very easy to make at home and the ideal beverage to complement a barbecue. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a tasty lemonade in no time.

How to Make Lemonade

The most basic lemonade is very easy to make. You will need: a cup of sugar, five cups of water, about six to eight lemons and ice. First, make a simple syrup by simmering the water until the sugar has completely dissolved. Then squeeze the lemons until you have a cup of lemon juice. Combine the cooled simple syrup, lemon juice and water. Stir and taste to see if you need more sugar, then add ice and enjoy!


Instead of using lemon juice, just use limes.

Meyer Lemonade

Use Meyer lemons and add a little bit less simple syrup, about 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup.

Pink Lemonade

For pink lemonade, add a little bit of grenadine syrup.


Garnishes aren't necessary, but they add some fun flair to the lemonade. A slice of fruit or a sprig of mint will brighten up the lemonade (and make it look pretty).

Check out the slideshow above for delicious lemonade recipes. Then, check out the ultimate lemonade round-up from our friends at Style Me Pretty Living.

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