Our Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes

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Nothing helps beat the summer heat better than a refreshingly cold glass of homemade lemonade.

If you're craving that perfect combo of sweet and tart, you don't need to look any further than this list of our 13 favorite lemonade recipes.

Whether you're looking for a simple, classic recipe for homemade lemonade or fruity favorites like mango lemonade, we've got it all — and then some! We're even sharing some alcoholic lemonade recipes for the adults. 

No matter what kind of lemonade you need, we're making it easy peasy lemon squeezy (literally!) to mix up a pitcher or two of the crowd-pleasing drink.


1. Frozen Lemonade

Frozen Lemonade
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Frozen lemonade is the world's easiest summer crowd pleaser. In this simple recipe, sweetened lemon juice concentrate is frozen in ice cube trays then blended.

GET THE RECIPE: Frozen Lemonade

2. Sunny Anderson's Grilled Lemonade

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A super quick and easy way to intensify the flavor of the ultimate summer drink.

GET THE RECIPE: Sunny Anderson's Grilled Lemonade

3. Andrew Zimmern's Cucumber-Mint Lemonade

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A simple homemade lemonade base is perfectly complemented by the addition of cucumber juice and mint leaves.

GET THE RECIPE: Andrew Zimmern's Cucumber-Mint Lemonade

4. Ayesha Curry's Mango Lemonade

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Ayesha Curry freshens up the summertime staple with mango purée.

GET THE RECIPE: Ayesha Curry's Mango Lemonade

5. Damaris Phillips' Lemon Shake-Up With Lemonade Lavender Ice Cubes

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Shake up summer with these unique lemonade-and-lavender ice cubes.

GET THE RECIPE: Damaris Phillips' Lemon Shake-Up With Lemonade Lavender Ice Cubes

6. Ginger Lemonade

Ginger Lemonade

A simple, ginger-infused sugar syrup puts an interesting twist on traditional homemade lemonade.

GET THE RECIPE: Ginger Lemonade

7. Cucumber-Mint Sparkling Lemonade

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Maple syrup adds sweetness to a blend of fresh cucumber, lemon and mint topped with seltzer. (In other words, you'll be drinking this all summer long.)

GET THE RECIPE: Cucumber-Mint Sparkling Lemonade


*Always drink responsibly.

1. John Cusimano's Texas 40 Cocktail

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This gin-based cocktail from Rach's hubby is topped with rosé Champagne.

GET THE RECIPE: John Cusimano's Texas 40 Cocktail

2. Rosé Lemonade

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Lemonade is good. Rosé lemonade is better.

GET THE RECIPE: Rosé Lemonade

3. Curtis Stone's Tipsy Palmer Cocktail

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This combo of lemonade, ginger ale and bourbon packs a potent and refreshing punch.

GET THE RECIPE: Curtis Stone's Tipsy Palmer Cocktail

4. Sparkling Strawberry-Basil Vodka Lemonade

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Move over, peanut butter — jelly's got a new and boozier BFF!

GET THE RECIPE: Sparkling Strawberry-Basil Vodka Lemonade

5. Smoky Jalapeño Lemonade with Gin

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Grilled jalapeño is the secret behind this cocktail's smoky flavor.

GET THE RECIPE: Smoky Jalapeño Lemonade with Gin

6. Spiked Raspberry Iced Tea Lemonade

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This cocktail can be made and served in the same mason jar — just add a straw!

GET THE RECIPE: Spiked Raspberry Iced Tea Lemonade

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