Refreshing Fruity Lemonade Recipes to Try This Summer

Posted by Editorial Staff in Food On 2nd June 2016


In the long, hot, summer days, having a cold, refreshing drink is really important.

The lemonade is a great non alcoholic drink that thanks to the benefits of the lemon, it can have benefits on you too (consuming lemons means more vitamin C for you!). This extremely popular homemade drink can have other flavors than just the one of a lemon. In fact, there are many recipes that you can try out and we're talking about that won't empty your wallet or put you in the kitchen for more than few minutes. If you are a fan of lemonades, then we are sure you are going to love trying these out.


Sparkling Peach Lemonade

One of the most refreshing drinks that you can have is exactly this lemonade! You need the following ingredients: 4 ripe fresh and slices peaches, 3 sliced lemons, 1 large container raspberry lemonade, 1 bottle sparkling water or club soda, juice from 3 lemons and ice. Add the peaches and the sliced lemons in a pitcher, mash them the best you can with wooden spoon. Pour the lemonade, the lemon juice and the sparkling water. Stir well and place it in the fridge to cool. Before serving, add in ice.


Coconut Water Ginger Lemonade

Using coconut water over sparkling or still water has its benefits. It can help you in having better skin, it boosts hydration and helps digestion, to name few. So, including it in your lemonade can be better thank you think, plus it tastes amazing. For this lemonade you need 2 liters coconut water, 1 cup lemon juice, ⅓ cup grated ginger, ½ cup coconut nectar, 1 cup ice, lemon slices and mint leaves. Mix the first four ingredients in a pitcher, add lemon slices and torn the mint leaves. Leave it in the fridge until chill and you can garnish with extra lemon slices and mint leaves.

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

We've always talked about lavender essential oil's connection to beauty, but now we're using it in the preparation of a lemonade! For this colorful drink, you'll need 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2 drops lavender essential oil or 1 tbsp dried lavender or 10 springs fresh lavender, 1 cup lemon juice (about 6 lemons juiced), 3 cups cold sparkling water and 1 drop purple food coloring but this is optional. Having this lemonade on a party is going to be super fun, who would say "no" to a purple colored drink?


Skinny Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

This lemonade recipe requires 15 minutes to get it done. Make sure you have 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries, 3 1/2 Tbsp Truvia, 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, 4 cup divided cold water and 1 cup strawberry lemonade vodka. You can use other sweetener if you don't like Truvia, and also you can leave out the vodka, if you want to keep it alcohol free. Blend together strawberries, sweetener and water until the fruit is pureed. Combine it with other ingredients, stir it and let it chill. Stir again before serving and serve it with ice for extra chill experience.

Sparkling Mint Lemonade

The recipe of this sparkling mint lemonade serves 10 12 and it takes minutes to have it all ready. You need 1 cup fresh mint leaves, 1 cup simple syrup, 1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice, 6 cups cold water, 2 cups sparkling water and lemon slices for garnish. First add the fresh mint leaves and simple syrup in a pitcher. Carefully muddle the leaves with a wooden spoon and stir in the lemon juice and cold water. Before you serve the lemonade, add ice, sparkling water and garnish with lemon slices.

Watermelon Lemonade

What's better then combining one of the most refreshing fruit with one of the most refreshing drinks? The result is amazing and it looks so delicious. You only need four ingredients: 3 cups cubed chilled watermelon, 1-2 cups water, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and sugar to taste. Blend watermelon cubes, water, sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Strain the liquid to remove any pulp and pur over in glasses. Add ice and garnish with watermelon slices.

Blueberry Meyer Lemonade

For this blueberry lemonade, you need 1 ½ cup blueberries, 2 cups Meyer lemon juice, 5 or 6 basil leaves, crushed (plus two per glass for garnish), 1 cup sugar, 1 cup hot water, 1 Meyer lemon for garnish and ice. First combine the how water and the sugar, and mix these two until you get a simple syrup. Blend the syrup and the blueberries and strain through cheese cloth or sieve to get rid from blueberry solids. Add the rest of the ingredients in a pitcher and chill until cold. Serve with basil and lemon garnish.

Rose Lemonade

For the rose spring lemonade, you need 7 8 freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 cup raspberries, 7 cups water, 3 4 teaspoons stevia drops, lemon wedges and fresh rosemary for garnish. Through a strainer, pour the lemon juice in a pitcher. Blend the raspberries and pour the puree through the strainer. Add water and stevia and mix well with wooden spoon. Place the pitcher in a fridge to cool it, and then you can serve the lemonade with ice and don't forget to garnish with rosemary and lemon wedges.

Pineapple Lemonade

Preparing this lemonade means having only these three ingredients in your kitchen: 20 oz cold pressed pineapple juice, 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice and 10 oz water. Stir all ingredients together and place the mixture in a fridge to cool it off. Stir again before you serve. This lemonade will give you vitamin C from the lemons and manganese from the pineapple. You can also place the mixture in molds and make your own lemonade popsicles.

Raspberries Lemonade

Back to berries raspberries will not only make your lemonade taste beyond words, but they will give it an amazing color! To prepare your own raspberry lemonade, you'll need 3 roughly chopped lemons, 200 gr of fresh or frozen raspberries and more for garnish, 125 gr. castor sugar and sparkling or still water. Blend lemons, raspberries, sugar and 400 ml of water until finely pureed. Pour through sieve and press hard to squeeze as much as liquid you can. Serve 1 part of lemonade with 2 parts sparkling or still water. Add ice and extra raspberries as garnish.