In the hot summer season all that comes to our mind is cooling and refreshing fresh lemonade. It is a life saver in these hot and lazy days. You just need to have a good juicer and 10 minutes and after this all that you have is Fresh homemade Lemonade in your hand. It is very easy to prepare the basic lemonade, but when you have many options around like fruits, mint leaves, vanilla beans, etc. Then what’s the harm in trying some of its variants. So firstly let’s have a look at the basic lemonade which is the most basic step and then move on to some of its variants.

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  • Basic Lemonade Recipe:

This is the most easy and basic recipe to prepare this fresh and healthy lemonade. It is like the first step towards success. To prepare any of the variants of lemonade everyone has to prepare this and then follow the next step. The recipe you are going to see is for about4-5 servings.

Ingredients:

  • Lemon
  • 1 cup of sugar (according to your taste)
  • 7-8 cups of water

Preparation:

  • Initially take all the lemon and squeeze them properly to obtain lemon juice.
  • Now add lemon juice and sugar together in a pitcher.
  • Stir this solution well so that all the sugar in it is easily dissolved.
  • After the sugar is fully dissolved, add the water in it and keep it in a refrigerator so that it gets chilled.

Some tips on how it should be served:

If it is the time of summer season then use one cup less water as the lemonade itself will become diluted because of the ice.  You can also put the lemonade into the plastic container, plastic jug or any other plastic bottle and allow it to be frozen. Take this container out of the refrigerator before some time so that it becomes slushy before being served.

Now there are various variations and options that you can mix up your lemonade and make it more appetizing and soothing drink.

  • Raspberry Lemonade:
  • raspberry

Ingredients:

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh basic Lemonade
  • Chambord Liqueur
  • Grenadine (1 tbsp)
  • One ounce vodka

Preparation:

  • Initially prepare the basic lemonade with the help of the above recipe.
  • Now take a few raspberries and leave the rest of them for garnishing at the end.
  • The raspberries which we have saved must be immersed in the Chambord for about one hour.
  • Add these raspberries to grenadine. After this they both must be added to the lemonade that we have prepared at the beginning.
  • Before serving put a little bit of vodka in each glass.
  • Then add the ice cubes along with the raspberry lemonade.
  • You can decorate your lemonade with the help of extra raspberries to make it more lucrative.

To prepare Raspberry Vanilla lemonade, add vanilla syrup into this lemonade. Also add some amount of soda to obtain the little amount of fizz in it. This is a new variant of this lemonade.

  • Vanilla Bean Plantation Lemonade:
  • vanilla

Ingredients:

  • Fresh lemons
  • 1 cup of sugar (according to your taste)
  • 7-8 cups of water
  • Vanilla bean

       Preparation:

  • In this you have to prepare basic lemonade in a different way. Exclude one cup of water and sugar into it
  • With this sugar and water we have to prepare the syrup.
  • Now prepare vanilla infused syrup with the help of vanilla bean added to the mixture of water and sugar (make sure seeds are removed from it).
  • This mixture must be boiled till the sugar gets dissolved.
  • After this allow this syrup to be cool and add this to the lemon juice and water.
  • Stir this solution very well and finally this is ready to be served.

Enjoy your summer with this delicious treat.

  • Mint Infused Lemonade:
  • mint

Ingredients:

  • Fresh lemons
  • 1 cup of sugar (according to your taste)
  • 7-8 cups of water
  • Mint leaves

       Preparation:

  • In this you have to prepare basic lemonade by omitting one cup of water and sugar
  • With this sugar and water we have to prepare the syrup.
  • Now prepare a syrup with the help of mint leaves added to the mixture of water and sugar.
  • This mixture must be boiled till the sugar gets dissolved.
  • After this remove the mixture from the heat and allow this syrup to be cooled.
  •  In a pitcher add this mixture to the lemon juice and water.
  • You can garnish it with some mint leaves.
  • Finally, this is ready to be served.

 

  • Pink Lemonade:
  • pink

Pink lemonade is the best choice for thirst-quenching drinks for kids and adults both.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh lemonade
  • Grenadine

Preparation:

  • This is same as basic lemonade, but to get a pink color you have to add Grenadine (one tablespoon).
  • Stir this solution very well to get a bright pink color.
  • Add less grenadine for soft pink color.

Enjoy this summer with these fresh lemonade and have a superb and refreshing day..!!