15 Ways to Flavor Lemonade
Tart and sweet, lemonade is a classic beverage for summertime. But you don't have to stick with the classic lemons and sugar formula all season long. Try one of our 15 boldly flavored lemonades to mix things up. From rhubarb and strawberry to ginger and mint, you're sure to find a new sippable favorite from this collection of lemonade recipes.
The crisp taste of cucumber infuses this batch of lemonade. If you're not a fan of super sweet lemonades, reviewer TEG suggests using lemon-lime sparkling water in place of soda.
All Natural Strawberry Lemonade
Celebrate strawberry season with this lemonade that features a fresh purée of the fruit. "Very easy to make and very good," says reviewer Yoly.
Fresh ginger gives an extra zing to traditional lemonade. "This is the best lemonade I've ever tasted," says TEXPOP. "My whole family loves it."
Buy a large watermelon for your next cookout and use a bit of it for this batch of pink lemonade. Recipe creator docswife suggests turning this refreshing drink into a cocktail with a splash of vodka.
Amy's Lavender Lemonade
Lavender adds a bright, floral flavor to this unique lemonade recipe. Perfect for summertime sipping!
Hot Pink Lemonade
You might be surprised to learn that this hot pink lemonade is made that way by using blueberries. If you want extra bold blueberry flavor, many reviewers recommend adding the berries to the hot simple syrup for extra infusing.
This may be lemonade, but orange is by far the staring fruit in this easy-to-make drink. The zingy citrus flavor and refreshing nature of this recipe will leave you wanting more.
Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade
Get a double dose of fruity flavor with this watermelon- and strawberry-infused lemonade. Drink it straight after blending for a slushie-like texture, or strain for a thinner beverage.
Pineapple Lemonade Spritzers
"This is a great recipe," says MAGGIE MCGUIRE. "Just the perfect combination of lemon and pineapple. Not too sweet, not too tart; and bubbly to boot!"
Old-Fashioned Pink Lemonade
No red dye here! To get that classic shade of pink, this lemonade recipe uses a hearty dose of tart cranberry juice.
Rosemary-Infused Watermelon Lemonade
The earthy tone of fresh rosemary is balanced out with sweet watermelon and tangy lemon in this unique recipe. Reviewer SunnyByrd offers this advice for an even easier recipe, "One largish baby 'seedless' watermelon makes almost exactly 12 cups of cubed melon — and you don't have to seed it."
Recipe creator DEBBYDOODLEBUG describes this lemonade as "Cool, tingly, and oh so refreshing!" If you're craving a cocktail, a little plash of bourbon will make this reminiscent of a lemony mint julep.
Lavender Lemonade with Hibiscus
If you like your lemonade a little on the tart side, this recipe is for you. Tangy hibiscus and lemon pair up with heady lavender for an irresistible drink.
Basil and lemonade season coincide, so why not combine the two? " I will never make plain lemonade again," says reviewer Sarah. "I have an abundance of basil in my garden, so I add it wherever I can."
Once run through a blender, this blueberry lemonade takes on a deep purple hue. Looking to avoid a sugar crash? You're in luck, this recipe uses stevia for a sweet taste.