Like jiggly squares of summer sunshine, lemonade jelly from Bakeless Sweets packs a sweet punch softened by a vegetal kiss of basil.
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Grilled lemonade. Yeah, that's a thing, and it's incredible.
Sweet fresh lychees are cut with the heat of a Thai chili and tart lemon juice to make for a balanced, refreshing summer drink.
A thick, rich, and frothy peach-based lemonade lightly scented with thyme. This is the kind of things you'd want to add a shot of vodka or bourbon to. At least, I'd want to.
This simple lemonade combines fresh basil with a touch of honey.
You usually think of sage as a savory herb, but its camphorous, slightly minty aroma works well in this sweet drink made with blackberries and lemon.
Brazilian-style lemonade is made with fresh lime juice and sweetened with condensed milk. It's a richer, sweeter version of the lemonade we're used to, and excellent with a shot of Cachaça.
Thai flavors of basil and lemongrass combine with cooling cucumber in this mildly savory but totally drinkably tart lemonade variation.
Fizzy, tart, with just a hint of ginger spice.
Blended watermelons provide most of the liquid for this light and refreshing lemonade.
A sweetened, non-alcoholic take on the Raspberry Lime Rickey, fresh raspberries are pureed with lime juice and just the right amount of sugar. Serve ice cold, with a splash of gin or vodka if you'd like.
Sweet ripe strawberries are macerated with sugar and jalapeños for a sweet, hot and totally refreshing summer drink.
A classic simple lemonade with balanced sweetness and acidity.
Whether it's a lazy afternoon at the park or a backyard barbeque, this strawberry basil lemonade is sure to please everyone.
If you could cram everything about summer into a glass, it would be this blueberry lavender lemonade. It's sweet, floral, and refreshing. Doctor it up with vodka or tequila, or drink it straight and cold from the refrigerator, barely pausing to pour it from the pitcher. You could try raspberries or strawberries, but for the tastiest, prettiest punch, your best bet is a blueberry.
Nothing washes down lunch quite like freshly made lemonade. You'll enjoy how the mint perfumes your house while you make the simple syrup.
Sweet tea vodka is quick becoming one of this summer's guilty pleasures. Mixed with club soda and garnished with a wedge of lemon, the stuff goes down just about as easy as its zero proof inspiration, making it prime jelly shot material. Once set and sliced, these shots end up being just as refreshing as their sippable inspiration but a whole lot more fun.
"When I make the lemonade again, I'm going to add some club soda and possibly a little vodka." After last Monday's riveting cherry adventure, I decided blending produce with lemonade should usurp crying about the Mets as my primary hobby....
Note: On Mondays, Kristen Swensson of Cheap, Healthy, Good swings by these parts to share healthy and delicious recipes with us. Take it away, Kristen! Whenever Aunt L. held family parties while I was growing up, I remember slinking furtively...