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Peach-Basil Lemonade Slush

3 reviews

This chilly slush with peaches, lemon juice and garden-fresh basil is hands-down the best lemonade ever. It tastes just like summer. —Dana Hinck, Pensacola, Florida

Hot Spiced Lemon Drink

2 reviews

I received this recipe from a lady in our church who is an excellent cook. She has shared several slow-cooker...


Orange Lemonade

11 reviews

This juice is a favorite at our place. I'll often double the batch and send a jar next door to...


Lemon Almond Tea

1 review

"Try this delightful dressed-up version when you want to serve something other than plain iced tea," suggests Brenda McCaleb of...


Minty Orange Lemonade

I keep this refreshing beverage on hand in the refrigerator during the warm summer months. Friends and neighbors enjoy cool...

Hint-of-Mint Lemonade

We always have a plentiful supply of fresh mint leaves in the garden, so this makes a very refreshing drink...


Kentucky Lemonade

2 reviews

Mint and bourbon give this drink a bit of a Kentucky kick, and ginger ale makes it a fizzy party...

Grilled Lemon & Thyme Lemonade

We use our grill for most summer dinners, so we thought, "why not grill the lemonade?" The flavor is surprisingly...


Rosemary Lemonade

3 reviews

A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light,...


Hot Buttered Lemonade

Since my husband had fond childhood memories of this winter warmer-upper, I simmered up a batch. It's delicious, simple to...


Raspberry Punch

This is a delightful punch to serve guests in the summer, when mint and raspberries are fresh. But because I...

Raspberry Mint Cooler

"This beverage is lovely in the summer when mint and raspberries are fresh," reveals Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "A...


Strawberry-Basil Refresher

Fresh strawberries and basil are everywhere, so get them together for a cooler that’s pure sunshine. I garnish with basil...


Spiced Lemonade

Serve this drink over ice in summer or warmed in winter - it's always refreshing. If you have a cold,...


Fresh Peach Lemonade

7 reviews

Looking for a new twist on lemonade? Fresh peaches lend a fruity flavor to this summertime must-have. —Joan Hallford, North...


Summertime Tea

8 reviews

You can’t have a summer gathering around here without this sweet tea to cool you down. It’s wonderful for sipping...

Lavender Lemonade

11 reviews

I never knew you could cook with lavender until I was on vacation in France. I was served a refreshing...


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Spiked Lemonade

4 reviews

Rum gives a tropical addition to this fabulous homemade lemonade. If you have vodka on hand, try that instead of...


Quick Watermelon Cooler

13 reviews

Summer means cooling off with a slice of watermelon and a glass of cold lemonade. This combines two favorites in...


Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate

2 reviews

Here's a concentrate that allows you to enjoy a refreshing summer beverage any time of year. Sweet raspberries balance the...


Thirst-Quenching Limeade

5 reviews

This is the perfect drink to quench the thirst on hot summer days. The combination of lemon and lime is...


Old-Fashioned Lemonade

12 reviews

This sweet-tart lemonade is a traditional part of my Memorial Day and Fourth of July menus. Folks can't get enough...


Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

9 reviews

Chill out with this delightful ginger lemonade perfect for springtime bridal showers or hot summer days on the deck. It's...


Sunny Orange Lemonade

11 reviews

Here's a beverage that'll really hit the spot. Filled with tangy goodness, it quenches your thirst any time of year....

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Berry Berry Lemonade

1 review

We serve this refreshing tea daily on our U-pick organic blueberry farm and get rave reviews and requests for the...