Variations on a Lemonade

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“From Real Simple (August 2005). Start with the classic recipe, then try any of the variations for that extra zip!”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
4-6
YIELD:
6-8 cups lemonade
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Classic Lemonade
  • 1 12 cups lemon juice, freshly squeezed (from about 12 lemons)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • lemon slice, to garnish
  • ice
  • Tropical Lemonade
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans pineapple juice
  • 1 (12 ounce) can apricot nectar
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans ginger ale
  • Farmers Lemonade
  • 1 (16 ounce) package fresh strawberries, stemmed and pureed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Ginger Zinger
  • 3 inches fresh gingerroot, peeled and grated
  • 14 cup honey
  • Lemon-Mint Cooler
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans club soda

Directions

  1. Place lemon juice, sugar, and 1 cup water in a large pitcher.
  2. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then add 5 more cups water, a few slices of lemon to garnish, and plenty of ice.
  3. Before you sip, try any of the variations.

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