Lemonade Recipes

It's the tastiest way to cool down. Take your pick of top-rated recipes for cold, refreshing, sweet-tart lemonades.

Staff Picks

Best Lemonade Ever

Rating: 5 stars 2980
Our refreshing lemonade recipe makes the best-tasting glass ever!
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Watermelon Pink Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
It's pink lemonade with a watermelon flavor. Really good!

Homemade Blackberry Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This homemade lemonade is easy to make and gets a flavor boost from blackberries. The end result is light and refreshing which is perfect for those hot summer days.

Basil Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
I tweaked this recipe it to make a refreshing drink. I love basil and this recipe has a wonderful basil-infused flavor. Delicious on a warm day or with grilled chicken. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh basil and lemon slices.

Rhubarb Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
A delicious pink rhubarb-flavored lemonade! To serve, mix 1 cup of rhubarb syrup with 3 cups of water and pour over ice.

Lavender Lemonade with Hibiscus

Rating: 5 stars 6
This recipe was modified from that which I tried at a local restaurant. It was too bitter when I tried it there, so slight modifications were necessary. Hope you all enjoy this recipe.

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Rating: 5 stars 421
Ah, the taste of summer. This classic lemonade recipe is the one my mom used to make for me when I was little. It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart! When using a clear pitcher, adding a few of the juiced lemon halves makes it look prettier.

State Fair Lemonade

Rating: 5 stars 95
I'm very excited to be showing you how to make real, authentic, vintage lemonade—the kind you might enjoy on a hot summer day at one of those stands at the state fair. Most of us make lemonade just out of lemon juice, but as you may know, the oils in the lemon peel contain a tremendous amount of flavor, and once you drink this, you won't want to go back to drinking it how you used to.

All Natural Strawberry Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 165
This homemade strawberry lemonade is tart and tasty with a sweet kick!

Bethy's Cucumber Basil Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
I make this refreshing lemonade all summer long. It goes great at any picnic!

Best Strawberry Lemonade Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Strawberry lemonade is a very refreshing drink and this is my version of the best one ever! So refreshing on a hot summer day! Serve chilled.

Party Lemonade

Rating: 5 stars 103
An easy to make fresh lemonade recipe for a crowd. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and maraschino cherry.

Inspiration and Ideas

Watermelon Lemonade
Rating: Unrated 92
Light and refreshing summer drink. Garnish with watermelon slice. Can be made into an adult cocktail by adding a little vodka.
Vodka Lemonade with Mint
Rating: Unrated 1
Here's one for the grownups.
Old-Fashioned Lemonade
Rating: 5 stars 426

Sweet, tart lemonade — the best drink to make when life gives you lemons!