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Lavender Lemonade

18 reviews

I never knew you could cook with lavender until I was on vacation in France. I was served a refreshing lavender and vanilla scented lemonade that just hit the spot on that warm, sunny afternoon. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

16 reviews

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


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...


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Sunny Orange Lemonade

19 reviews

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


Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

10 reviews

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

Orange Lemonade

15 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

2 reviews

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

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 Kentucky kick, and ginger ale makes it a fizzy party punch.—Cathy Justus, Taylor,...


Summertime Tea

10 reviews

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


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...

Rosemary Lemonade

3 reviews

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


Minty Orange Lemonade

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


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...


Spiced Lemonade

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

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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...


Strawberry-Basil Refresher

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


Spiked Lemonade

4 reviews

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