6 Refreshing Summer Lemonade Recipes

I’ve found 6 refreshing summer lemonade recipes for you to try.

For many people homemade lemonade conjures up memories of childhood. Those hazy lazy summer days when school was out. And if mom had lemons in the house, that would often lead to a pitcher of lemonade.

Children set up lemonade stands and charged a small amount for passersby to buy a cup of lemonade. This is an iconic image as American as apple pie.

Homemade Lemonade

homemade lemonade recipe with lemon slices

Via Deliciously Sprinkled

Of course we all know that lemonade is a beverage of sweetened lemon juice mixed with water. But there are many variations of lemonade recipes to be found.

Peach Lemonade

peach lemonade with fresh peaches

Via Will Cook For Smiles

Sour drinks like lemonade are linked with enough salivation that helps in hydration. Of course your body’s need for water is reflected by a dry mouth.

Researchers have found that both sour and tart flavors actually stimulate the salivary glands more than any other taste.

Even after one sip of lemonade you will find immediate relief for a dry mouth and instantly feel refreshed.

Lemonade on a hot day not only refreshes you but also keeps your body hydrated. Therefore lemonade is scientifically thirst-quenching as well as hydrating.

Raspberry Peach Lemonade

raspberry peach lemonade with a garnish of mint

Via The Chunky Chef

A bit of lemonade trivia for you: Did you know that the first recorded version of lemonade hails from Egypt?

So even though we think of lemonade as American, it’s origins are really not.

And secondly, there are two stories of origin about pink lemonade. They both share roots with 19th-century traveling circuses.

Who knew?

Blueberry Lemonade

blueberry lemonade garnished with fresh blueberries and lemon slices

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Throughout North America and India, “lemonade” means exactly what you’d expect: a blend of lemon juice, sugar, and water.

But if you travel to Israel, Syria, Lebanon, or Jordan your drink will be served with a flavorful addition of crushed mint leaves.

Summer Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon lemonade with slices of lemon

Via The Chunky Chef

Order a lemonade in England, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand, and you might be in for a bigger surprise. In these countries, lemonade refers to a carbonated lemon-lime soda. (Think Sprite)

Limonana (Israeli Mint Lemonade)

Limonana or Israeli Mint Lemonade

Via Family Friends Food

Whatever your choice of flavor for lemonade, it is sure to be mouth-watering on hot summer days spent outdoors.

You might consider serving variations of lemonade recipes to friends and family during a celebratory cookout.

Enjoy! Click on titles or underneath photos to be directed to recipes.


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  1. Great ideas…thanks!! Yep, brings back memories of childhood. One place we lived as a young family, we had a huge mint patch on one side of the house…never could use all of it, but I put it in lemonade, tea, etc!!

  2. I’m not a big lemonade fan but did read the Limonana recipe and I will be making that. These all sound wonderful.

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