When Life Gives You Lemons: 19 Lemonade Recipes

You will have the best lemonade stand on the block with these delicious lemonade recipes. Lemonade is the quintessential summer drink, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Whether you’re looking for a classic recipe, a fruity twist, a boozy upgrade or a refreshing treat, we’ve got you covered. These amazing lemonade recipes will make you happy to have lemons in your life! From strawberry basil to lavender lemonade, from spiked lemonade to frozen lemonade, these recipes are easy, delicious and fun. Let’s make some lemonade magic!

Magic Colour Changing Lemonade

Magic colour changning lemonade.

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Magic Colour Changing Lemonade. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Summer is the best time to make this magical color changing lemonade drink. When the weather is hot, and all you’re craving is a cold, sugary sweet drink this magic lemonade will hit the spot.
Get the Recipe: Magic Colour Changing Lemonade

Pineapple Lemonade

Two glasses of pineapple lemonade.
Pineapple Lemonade. Photo credit: My Incredible Recipes.

Quench your thirst with this sweet pineapple lemonade. The fresh, citrusy flavor makes this the perfect beverage to have on a hot day while relaxing with family!
Get the Recipe: Pineapple Lemonade

Rumchata Limón Boozy Whipped Lemonade

Lemonade in a glass
Rumchata Limón Boozy Whipped Lemonade. Photo Credit: xoxobella

This Tik Tok lemonade alcoholic drink is a great choice for the a hot summer day when you crave something fruity and different. It’s an adults-only version of homemade lemonade and the Rumchata Limón or lemon cream liqueur offers a beautiful citrus flavour.
Get the Recipe: Rumchata Limón Boozy Whipped Lemonade

Mango Lemonade

A pitcher of mango lemonade with glasses filled and garnished with lemons
Mango Lemonade. Photo credit: Burrata and Bubbles.

If you like mango flavor, then you are sure to love this twist on lemonade. It offers a tropcial vibe that is so refreshing.
Get the Recipe: Mango Lemonade

Refreshing Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry lemonade in a cup.
Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This summer drink is just wonderfully sweet and tangy at the same time. It is refreshing and bubbly plus it is so easy to make. You will love this sparkling strawberry lemonade recipe.
Get the Recipe: Refreshing Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Frozen Mint Lemonade – Refreshing Limonana

Green mint lemonade refresher in a clear glass.
Frozen Mint Lemonade – Refreshing Limonana. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

You will need lemon juice, sugar, mint, water, and ice to make this lemon and mint drink. Pulse everything in the blender to make authentic limonana. The finished frozen lemon summer drink can be garnished with mint sprigs and/or fresh lemon slices.
Get the Recipe: Frozen Mint Lemonade – Refreshing Limonana

Hard Spiked Peach Iced Tea Lemonade

Peach tea lemonade spiked in a glass.
Hard Spiked Peach Iced Tea Lemonade. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This boozy iced tea recipe is a game changer! It is one of the BEST alcoholic peach tea recipes I ever made. Now I want to share it with you so you can make this hard spiked ice tea lemonade.
Get the Recipe: Hard Spiked Peach Iced Tea Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Glasses of pretty pink strawberry basil lemonade with a pitcher full nearby
Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Photo credit: In Fine Taste.

Strawberries and basil are the perfect partners to make this fresh lemonade. It has the best flavor and is certain to quench your thirst on a steamy summer day.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Glasses of blueberry vodka lemonade garnished with bluebberies
Blueberry Vodka Lemonade. Photo credit: We Are Not Martha.

Bright and beautiful blueberries make this cocktail a crowd pleaser. I know you will agree they pair perfectly with lemonade. Add a splash of vodka to make it a cocktail, or leave it out for a simply refreshing drink option.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Spring Thyme Lemonade

A large glass of homemade lemonade.
Spring Thyme Lemonade. Photo credit: Noshing with the Nolands.

Tart and sweet, refreshing and thirst quenching, that is what lemonade is all about! This spring thyme lemonade is a gorgeous refreshing lemonade infused with thyme makes it a perfect beverage for spring!
Get the Recipe: Spring Thyme Lemonade

Watermeon Lemonade

Overhead view of glasses of watermelon lemonade.
Watermeon Lemonade. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Watermelon lemonade! Refreshing, lightly sweetened, the perfect beverage for hot summer days! Watermelon puree, fresh lemon juice and sparkling water.
Get the Recipe: Watermeon Lemonade

Grilled Pineapple Strawberry Lemonade Sangria

A glass of lemonade with a pineapple garnish.
Grilled Pineapple Strawberry Lemonade Sangria. Photo credit: Averie Cooks.

This grilled pineapple strawberry lemonade sangria is easy, light, refreshing, and perfect for your next warm weather party! Grilling brings out pineapple’s natural sweetness and it’s delish!
Get the Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Strawberry Lemonade Sangria

Lilac Lemonade

A pitcher filled with floral lilac lemonade
Lilac Lemonade. Photo credit: Life Around the Table.

Lilacs smell so beautiful; but how do they taste? One sip of this elegant, yet easy homemade lilac lemonade will confirm that they taste amazing with tart lemonade on a warm day.
Get the Recipe: Lilac Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

A glass of lavender lemonade with lavender over top
Lavender Lemonade Cocktail. Photo credit: A Grill For All Seasons.

This lavender lemonade cocktail is the perfect summer cocktail. You can skip the alcohol, of course for a lovely take on lemonade. This is perfect to sip on a summer evening.
Get the Recipe: Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

Blackberry Raspberry Lemonade

A glass of lemonade made with raspberries and blackberries, with a straw
Blackberry Raspberry Lemonade. Photo credit: A Farm Girls Kitchen.

Bring two fruity berries to your next pitcher of lemonade with this easy recipe. It is colorful and easy to make, and it is ultra refreshing for summer sipping.
Get the Recipe: Blackberry Raspberry Lemonade

Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade

An overhead view of vodka pear lavender lemonade cocktail with pears, lemons and lavender nearby
Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade. Photo credit: Sugar and Coth.

This cocktail is going to be your new favorite! It is fruity, floral and has the perfect kick to help you relax on a steamy summer day.
Get the Recipe: Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade

Mermaid Lemonade Slushies

Layers of green, blue and  purple slushie lemonade in tall glasses
Mermaid Lemonade Slushies. Photo credit: A Magical Mess.

These colorful frozen lemonades are perfect for sharing with fun loving friends. They look suitable for a mermaid party, but are so easy you could make them anytime.
Get the Recipe: Mermaid Lemonade Slushies

Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade

A glass of pink frosty lemonade with watermelon and lemon garnish and a straw
Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade. Photo credit: Maplewood Road.

This watermelon lemonade is complimented perfectly with fresh rosemary for a seasonal beverage that is amazing. You are going to want to make this all summer long for instant refreshment.
Get the Recipe: Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade

Passion Tea Lemonade

Glasses of red passion tea lemonade
Passion Tea Lemonade. Photo credit: Crayons and Cravings.

This lemonade has a little bit of everything; passion fruit flavor, tea and tart lemonade. Make this for those times you want something different and delicious!
Get the Recipe: Passion Tea Lemonade

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Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.


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