Cool down with The Best Lemonade Recipes, from refreshing drinks to lemon desserts featuring all the zesty flavors we know and love. These easy recipes are the perfect excuse to enjoy a taste of summer all year round!
Give these lemonade recipes a squeeze! We’ve wrangled up the best of the best, from heavenly lemonade desserts to fun, fresh spins on classic lemonade drinks. Each one is deliciously homemade and easy to whip up for friends and family whenever the occasion calls.
But first, in honor of everyone’s favorite, citrusy summertime drink, let’s dive into some fun lemonade history. Did you know that pink lemonade originated in the traveling circus? Well, it did. Though exactly who invented it and how it was invented is up for debate.
According to lemon lore, credit either goes to a savvy carnival vendor or an unsavory pair of red tights. One story recounts how a carny dropped red cinnamon candies into a bucket of lemonade, turning it bright, classic pink. Another story says it was the relative of a lion tamer who got a little desperate while hunting for water to make a batch of lemonade. He resorted to using the water from a tub where one of his fellow performers had just wrung out a pair of red pantyhose! Certainly icky, but it makes for a great story, at least.
We solemnly swear that no red tights were involved in the making of the lemonade recipes below. Nothing but summer sunshine and juicy, sweet-tart flavors that hit the spot, every time!
First thing’s first. How about a tall cool one to wash down the summer heat? These refreshing drink ideas put a new spin on classic homemade lemonade.
Strawberry Lemonade Party Punch Recipe
An easy party punch that’s more than fit to please a crowd! This fruity punch recipe is swimming with juicy ripe strawberries and lemons, with a burst of effervescence thanks to lemon-lime soda. Plus, a generous splash of Everclear to liven up the festivities!
Next up, try one of these sweet and zesty citrus desserts with all the fabulous flavors of lemonade!
Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookie Bars
Strawberry lemonade meets the perfect sugar cookie recipe in these easy and lemony cookie bars! A thick layer of fluffy cream cheese and lemon curd filling is finished with a sprinkle of fresh strawberries for a delicious burst of flavor in every bite.
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