Food & Drink

20 Better Ways To Drink Lemonade

Ginger, whiskey, vanilla, the possibilities are endless.
06/26/2012 10:10am ET | Updated August 20, 2014

Lemonade is the perfect combination of tart and sweet, making it just the right refreshment to quench your thirst in the dead of summer. But the classic lemonade -- a simple combination of lemon juice, sugar and water -- is really just the starting point for so many improved lemonade recipes.

While sometimes simple is good, often times more is better. And that's how we feel about lemonade recipes. Why go for plain lemon when you can add a boozy element with whiskey? Or a fruity flavor with watermelon? Click through the slideshow below for 20 twists on the classic lemonade recipe.

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Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade recipe by TheRunawaySpoon via Food52
Lavender Lime-Lemonade
Happy Healthy Life
Get the Lavender Lime-Lemonade recipe by Happy Healthy Life
Whiskey Lemonade Recipe With Honey Simple Syrup
Fresh Peach Lemonade
Fearless Homemaker
Get the Fresh Peach Lemonade recipe by Fearless Homemaker
Ginger Lemonade
The young chef
Get the Ginger Lemonade recipe by The young chef via Food52
Strawberry Lemonade
Get the Strawberry Lemonade recipe by Laylita
Grapefruit Lemonade
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Grapefruit Lemonade recipe by A Beautiful Mess
Lavender Lemonade
Simply Recipes
Get the Lavender Lemonade recipe by Simply Recipes
Watermelon Lemonade
Get the Watermelon Lemonade recipe by mtlabor via Food52
Lightly Sweetened Sparkling Meyer Lemonade
Oh My Veggies
Frozen Mint Lemonade
The Shiksa in the Kitchen
Get the Frozen Mint Lemonade recipe by The Shiksa in the Kitchen
Basil Lemonade
Inspiring Pretty
Get the Basil Lemonade recipe by Inspiring Pretty