Must-Try Refreshing Lemonade Recipes

Must-Try Refreshing Lemonade Recipes

Faazil Irshad

July 13th 2021


The ingredients for homemade lemonade couldn’t be simpler! You can make lemonade with the following 3 ingredients:

  • Lemons: Fresh lemons are essential for this recipe to get that great fresh-squeezed lemonade taste. Depending on the size of your lemons, you will need between 6-8 medium size lemons to get 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice for this recipe.

  • Sugar: White granulated sugar gets dissolved in water to create a simple syrup.

  • Water: How much water you add really depends on how sweet you like your lemonade.

Those 3 ingredients are vital for any lemonade, but here are some more recipes to help you create new and refreshing lemonades for these hot summer days!


1. Original Lemonade

  • Make a simple syrup.

- Add sugar and 2 cups of water to a saucepan.

-Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved.

-Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  • Juice your lemons.

  • Strain the lemon juice through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

  • Combine syrup and lemon juice.

  • Add more water, to taste, until you reach your desired lemonade sweetness.

  • Chill.


2. Strawberry Lemonade

  • Make a simple syrup.

- Add sugar and 2 cups of water to a saucepan.

-Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved.

-Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  • Juice your lemons.

  • Strain the lemon juice through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

  • Combine syrup and lemon juice.

  • Add more water, to taste, until you reach your desired lemonade sweetness.

  • Chill.

  • Then add in the 1 lb of strawberries (to yield 1/2 cup juice)

- To break down the strawberries, add fresh strawberries to a blender and then puree them until they're evenly broken down.

- Then, transfer the pureed strawberries to a fine mesh sieve and press through to get strained strawberry juice.

- If you wanted to add the strawberry pieces to the lemonade, that would work as well, but this step will make it a smooth lemonade

  • Add 1/4 cup of the strawberry juice to the bottom of a mason jar or tall glass, followed by 2 cups of the original lemonade recipe we made earlier, and then top it off with some ice cubes to keep it cool.


3. Blueberry Lemonade

  • Make a simple syrup.

- Add sugar and 2 cups of water to a saucepan.

-Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved.

-Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  • Juice your lemons.

  • Strain the lemon juice through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

  • Combine syrup and lemon juice.

  • Add more water, to taste, until you reach your desired lemonade sweetness.

  • Chill.

  • Then add in the 2 pints of blueberries (to yield 1/2 cup juice)

- Start by adding fresh blueberries to a sauce pan and heating over medium-high heat. We want the blueberries to break down and release their juices. They’ll also become a darker color in the process

- Then, transfer the cooked blueberries to a fine mesh sieve and press through to get strained blueberry juice.

  • Add 1/4 cup of the juice to the bottom of a glass, followed by 2 cups of the original lemonade, and then add some ice cubes to finish it off.


4. Peach Lemonade

  • Make a simple syrup.

- Add sugar and 2 cups of water to a saucepan.

-Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved.

-Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  • Juice your lemons.

  • Strain the lemon juice through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

  • Combine syrup and lemon juice.

  • Add more water, to taste, until you reach your desired lemonade sweetness.

  • Chill.

  • Then add in the 3 cups of chopped peaches (approx. 3 lg. peaches, to yield 1/2 cup juice)

- Add diced peaches to a sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat. We want the peaches to break down and release their juices, so cook them, stirring occasionally, until they become soft and liquidy.

- Then, transfer the cooked peaches to a fine mesh sieve and press through to get strained peach juice.

  • Add 1/4 cup of the peach juice to the glass, then fill it to the top with 2 cups of the original lemonade recipe, and then add ice cubes to get it cold.


5. Raspberry Lemonade

  • Make a simple syrup.

- Add sugar and 2 cups of water to a saucepan.

-Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved.

-Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  • Juice your lemons.

  • Strain the lemon juice through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

  • Combine syrup and lemon juice.

  • Add more water, to taste, until you reach your desired lemonade sweetness.

  • Chill.

  • Then add 1 cup of raspberries (to yield 1/2 cup juice)

- Break down the raspberries by adding them to a blender and then puree them until they're evenly broken down.

-Then, transfer the pureed raspberries to a fine mesh sieve and press through to get strained raspberry juice. If you wanted to add the raspberry pieces to the lemonade, that would work as well, but this step will make it a smooth lemonade.

  • Add 1/4 cup of the raspberry juice to a mason jar or glass, then fill it to the top with the base lemonade and then add a few ice cubes to get it cold.