16 Easy Ways to Make Flavored Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make fancy lemonade.

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When the temps rise, nothing beats homemade lemonade with real lemons (skip the powder, please!), except maybe these jazzed-up versions.

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Strawberry-Basil Bourbon Lemonade

Give us a front porch and rocking chair, and we're all set.

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Mike Garten
Basil-Berry Lemonade Sorbet

Okay so this one is more lemonade-inspired, but it's still just as refreshing!

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Courtesy of The Pig and Quill
Herbed Pineapple Limeade

Mint and basil make a cameo in this refreshing pineapple-lemonade concoction. (Also, it plays well with tequila. Just add a salted rim.)

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Courtesy of The Kitchen McCabe
Strawberry Coconut Lemonade

This guy is ultra creamy and tropical thanks to the addition of coconut milk and strawberries. Use coconut water to make it lighter.

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Courtesy of The Whisking Kitchen
Sparkling Lemonade Sangria

This sparkling lemonade sangria will be your go-to ladies' night drink all summer long.

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Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
Watermelon Lemonade Slushies

Your favorite gas station treat just got fancier. This drink combines everything we want in a summer beverage: lemonade, watermelon ... AND it's frozen.

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Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon
Matcha Lemonade

Matcha (finely ground green tea powder) has more caffeine than coffee, so if you need a little perking up, this one is for you.

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Courtesy of Port and Fin
Ginger Lemonade

Not for youngsters, this batch gets a kick from spicy ginger simple syrup, fresh rosemary and a splash of bourbon. Add leftover syrup to soda water for homemade ginger ale.

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Courtesy of Eat Yourself Skinny
Lavender Lemonade

Dried lavender buds add a floral note to this lighter lemonade, which subs half the sugar for agave nectar.

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Courtesy of Drizzle and Dip
Pomegranate Lemonade

Everything's prettier in pink.


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Courtesy of The Forest Feast
Sparkling Cucumber Basil Lemonade

Like green juice, but tastier and with bubbles.

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Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Pineapple Mango Lemonade

Because we could all use a few more tiki umbrellas in our lives.


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Courtesy of Olivia's Cuisine
Brazilian Lemonade

Brazil's favorite ingredient (sweetened condensed milk) makes this limeade super creamy and smoothie-like.


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Courtesy of The Speckled Plate
Cherry Lemonade Margaritas

If you haven't noticed, lemonade cocktails is kind of the secondary theme here...

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Courtesy of Foolproof Living
Honey-Sweetened Limeade with Basil and Strawberries

This beauty is naturally sweetened with honey (a.k.a. it's sugar-free) but still tastes like summer.


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Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess
Pink Lemonade Jello Shots

How could we not?

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