Food & Recipes

3 Thirst-Quenching Lemonades You Have to Drink on National Lemonade Day

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, August 20, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired August 20, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

It’s National Lemonade Day and the timing couldn’t be more right, with heat soaring across the US. We have three unique and delicious takes on the classic cooling beverage.

No. 1: Andrew Zimmern’s Cucumber-Mint Lemonade

This delicious lemonade combines the tartness of lemon, the brightness of mint and the mellow taste of cucumber for a virgin beverage the whole family can enjoy. Add your favorite liquor if you want to make it adult-only!

No. 2: Sunny Anderson's Grilled Lemonade

Grilled lemonade… what? It can be done! Sunny Anderson throws halved lemons face-down on the grill to bring out a rich, caramelized smoky sweetness.

No. 3: John Cusimano's Texas 40 Cocktail

Rach’s hubby (and house cocktail master) John dreamed up this refreshing lemonade-esque cocktail. The gin is paired with refreshing lemon juice, St. Germaine liqueur (made from elderflowers), and a splash of bitters. The drink is shaken, poured over ice, and then topped with pink champagne.

What’s your favorite beverage to drink on a hot summer day? Tell us below.