Lemonade Recipes

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

What's your favorite? I've never made it before, just use store bought. It's lemon season here in Phoenix and I was gifted with a huge bag that have been zested and juiced - ready for lemonade....Thanks!

Shawnee Mission, KS(Zone 6a)

Look at the lavender thread in recipes. Someone posted a lavender lemonade recipe on it.

My favorite is raspberry or strawberry lemonade.

springfield area, MO(Zone 5b)

Can lemons be frozen to use for lemonade or baking later?

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

I don't know how well the whole lemon freezes. I zest, juice, then freeze in ice cube trays.

Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

Yes, they can be frozen, then zested and then juiced. You will actually get more juice from previously frozen citrus fruit because the cells walls rupture. Don't defrost to zest but defrost to juice. Pull the citrus out of the freezer, zest with a microplane, re-freeze or use zest and then juice. This applies to lemons, grapefruits and oranges as well.

Shawnee Mission, KS(Zone 6a)

Laurel - Thanks. That's good to know.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Juice of 3 lemons
1 C sugar
4 C water

Juice lemons and pour juice into pitcher. Add sugar and stir. Add water, stir until sugar completely dissolves. Refrigerate and serve cool. You can also take the rinds and allow to soak in the mixture until the mixture is slightly thickened. Then refrigerate and serve cool.

Southern NJ, United States(Zone 7a)

This is the one I use. Making the simple syrup first really helps it all to come together.

Perfect Lemonade Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
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1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.
Yield: Serves 6.

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7a)

Puree some seedless watermelon and strain off or let the solids and liquid separate and mix the remaining watermelon juice with the lemonade.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

That sounds good, too!

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Wunne Wunnonkou (Good Evening),

Berry Lemonade
4 cups water
4 cups raw honey, raw agave nectar or maple sap
1 cup of crushed berries*
1/4 cup lemon juice

Make a simple syrup, which is made from a one to one ratio of water and honey or maple sap; add the crushed berries and cook until reduced by half; add lemon juice. Store in refrigerator. Dilute the cooked berry juice by mixing together 1/4 cup berry juice and 1 cup water. Chill for 30 minutes. Serve cold.

*Berries good for Berry Lemonade
American/Allegheny Barberry- Berbis canadanse
Blackberry- Rubus ssp.
Blueberries- Vaccinium augustifolium and spp
Dewberry- Rubus spp
Elderberry- Sambucus Canadensis
Persimmon- Diospyros virginiana.
Raspberry- Rubus spp.
Strawberry- Fragaria spp.

Ahque Wunantash: Paskoogan / Pio nabo nequt / Nees muttanonganog kah nequt (Do Not Thou Forget: 9/11/2001)

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Watermelon juice is very refreshing, adding it to lemonade sounds great.

Thanks for the berry recipe SnowRabbit, that sounds good too!

Shawnee Mission, KS(Zone 6a)

Yes. Thank you for all the recipes. They sound good.

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Koonepeam(You are welcome).

Ahque Wunantash: Paskoogan / Pio nabo nequt / Nees muttanonganog kah nequt (Do Not Thou Forget: 9/11/2001)

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