20 Essential Homemade Lemonade Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Cool down with the these next-level drinks and refreshing desserts.

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade—and maybe some cherry lemonade-flavored doughnuts, too.

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John Kernick
Raspberry-Mint Lemonade

Serve lemonade with vodka nearby so everyone can make their cocktail as stiff—or mild—as they like.

Recipe: Raspberry-Mint Lemonade.

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Courtesy of Damn Delicious
Blueberry Lemonade

Add blueberry simple syrup to your lemonade for an unexpected tangy twist.

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Cherry Pineapple Lemonade

Sipping this fruity drink porch-side will instantly put you in a tropical state of mind.

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Damn Delicious
Raspberry Peach Lemonade

Make your lemonade taste even more like summer in a glass with fresh raspberries and peaches.

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Homemade Lemon Ice

Scrape out the inside of a lemon and turn the lemony goodness into a citrusy ice treat that you can eat right out of the rind.

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Prickly Pear Lemonade

This pretty pink lemonade drink, made with prickly pear cactus, will brighten up any summer afternoon.

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Blackberry Lemonade Margaritas

Add a festive boozy twist to your lemonade with this tart margarita recipe that mixes in fresh blackberry puree and tequila.

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Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberries and lemonade are a classic combination! Serve this fruity drink in Mason jars for extra country goodness.

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Lemonade Popsicles

Use popsicle molds to freeze lemonade with fresh fruits like kiwi and raspberries for the perfect poolside treat.

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Frozen Blackberry Basil Lemonade

Made with plump blackberries and fresh basil syrup, this frozen take on lemonade is about to be your new favorite summer drink.

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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Admit it—as a kid, you always thought pink lemonade was more fun! Enjoy the fruity favorite in cupcake form for a fun twist on the classic.

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Lavender Lemonade

Add lavender to sweet lemonade for a decadent drink that's as beautiful as it is flavorful.

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Frosted Lemonade

This frozen beverage is tangy and sweet, like lemon meringue pie in a glass.

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Cherry Lemonade Doughnuts

Sweet cherries and juicy lemonade pair up in these fruity, summer party-ready doughnuts.

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White Wine Strawberry Lemonade Sangria

Made with white wine, this citrusy drink is a little bit tart and a whole lot of sweet.

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Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies

What could be better than blended lemonade juiced up with fresh watermelon on a hot summer day?

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Courtesy of Foxes Love Lemons
Strawberry Lemonade Shooters

Serve these surprisingly sophisticated treats at your next summer party—made with layered lemon curd, strawberries, and coconut flakes, guests won't be able to stop at just one.

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Courtesy of The Comfort of Cooking
Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea

Give your Arnold Palmers an upgrade with fresh peaches, mint, and a splash of vodka.

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Sparkling Mango Lemonade

Sparkling water gives this refreshing lemonade recipe a bubbly twist.

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Fresh Real Lemonade

If you're looking for the perfect recipe for your kids' roadside lemonade stand, you've come to the right place.

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