The 5 Best Lemonade Recipes That Will Give You Serious Nostalgia

Updated 03/31/17

Congratulations, you made it to the weekend! And what better way to celebrate the end of the week than a tall glass of lemonade? We're not just talking about your everyday, store-bought refreshment, either. Instead, we want to send you into the weekend with the five best lemonade recipes we've ever seen, which each boast a unique twist to the classic beverage. In fact, they're so good you may even get inspired to launch a corner lemonade stand side hustle. 

From a healthy carrot ginger lemonade to a watermelon lemonade slushie, an elderflower limeade soda, and more, these refreshing recipes are here to quench your thirst. We can probably all agree that there is nothing to be sour about, here—except for the tangy lemonade you'll be sipping on soon, that is. Scroll through for the full details to choose the best lemonade recipe for you. Once it's ready, all you have to do is close your eyes and pretend you're on a beach vacation

Lavender Basil Lemonade

Best Lemonade Recipes
Half Baked Harvest

Are you ready for this flavour trifecta? We're talking sweet floral notes of lavender with a peppery aroma from the basil and just enough tartness from the lemon juice for the perfect balance. This recipe from Half Baked Harvest doesn't only taste amazing, but it's also extremely photogenic. Bring it along to your spring barbecues this weekend for everyone to enjoy! 

Elderflower Blueberry Limeade

Best Lemonade Recipes
Mitzy at Home

If you prefer the bitter acidity of limes over the sour acidity of lemons, then this is the recipe for you. Brought to us by Mitzy at Home, this water-based lime soda yields a thoroughly refreshing beverage for a hot day. With only lime juice added per glass, it's not pulpy at all. It's also very intriguing drink because of the blueberry and elderflower, which is starting to bloom just in time for autumn. 

Watermelon Lemonade Slushies

Slushie Recipe
Half Baked Harvest

This slushie recipe from Half Baked Harvest yields a completely different consistency than the lavender basil lemonade above. That said, it's equally as delicious and satisfying. If you've always loved pink lemonade, watermelon and fresh mint, this delightful drink will make you very happy.

Carrot Ginger Lemonade

Carrot Juice Benefits
The First Mess

This ginger lemonade recipe from The First Mess is both a healthy cure-all as well as a tasty treat. Complete with fresh turmeric root for anti-inflammatory benefits, carrots for a fiber fix, ginger for antioxidants, and lemon juice for vitamin C, this drink can do no wrong. And on top of all that, it tastes good enough to go back for seconds (and thirds). 

Mango Lemon Refresher

Lemon Recipes
Half Baked Harvest

Half Baked Harvest serves up this mouth-watering mango lemonade recipe for anyone cruising for a tropical twist. The secret ingredient? Chilled kombucha, which makes it a unique soda-and-juice hybrid that's good for your gut. If you aren't a fan of kombucha, you can always opt for sparkling water. 

Are these the best lemonade recipes you've ever seen? Share your personal favorites, and if you don't feel like making your own, shop the delicious Pressed Juice lemonades below.  

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