Lemonade originated as a popular summer-time refresher, but nowadays (like most beverages) is consumed at any time of the day, any time of the year. An American favorite and popular all around the world as well, what was once looked forward to at fairs or a child's stand during the heat is now available to any one, whether they're looking for the traditional yellow lemonade or a more modern version.
The traditional lemonade recipe
consists of lemons, sugar and water. You can easily purchase ready-made lemonade from a store, or make your very own homemade lemonade by following our instructions on how to make lemonade
for the traditional kind. But there are so many other ways to spice up your lemonade and give it a little twist with these other recipes for lemonade
Pink Lemonade - When the urge for a glass of pink lemonade strikes, most people would run to their local food store or quick mart to pick up a mix or pre-made bottle of pink lemonade. But you can easily make your very own pink lemonade at home too, and not just by adding a drop of food coloring. You can naturally make pink lemonade by adding fruits in the red family or red juices, like grapefruit, pomegranate, cherries, cranberries or the ever popular raspberry flavoring for raspberry lemonade. Of course, the taste will be affected depending on which you choose to add. Strawberry lemonade
has also become a popular recipe, which can easily be made by adding fresh strawberries to the drink. All of these are great ways to make your lemonade "blush."
Blue Lemonade - The kids will certainly love this one! Fresh or frozen blueberries or blackberries are the perfect addition to lemonade if you want to add a little more flavor to it. You can also add a drop or two of blue food coloring for a more dramatic effect of color.
Orange Lemonade - Orange lemonade can be made just by following our lemonade recipe mentioned above, but by using half the number of lemons mentioned and using oranges for the other half instead.
Lemonade Iced Tea - Also known as an Arnold Palmer, is half lemonade and half iced tea. What originated in 1990 has now become a full blown epidemic - you'll find lemonade iced tea everywhere now! You can make iced tea lemonade by combining half of homemade lemonade (see our recipe above!) or frozen lemonade with your own lemon iced tea mix. Garnish with lemons and mint springs. Yummy!
Our lemonade mix favors
are a delicious way to say "thank you" to your guests and require no preparation at all.
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