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4 Ways to Upgrade Your Lemonade

By June 10, 2017Eat, Recipes

When life hands you lemons, don’t be boring! It is time to get creative and fun with lemonade because nothing is quite as refreshing as a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. Some change is good. Here are some fun new options for your summer’s lemonade:

Coconut-Mint Lemonade

You need:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 small sprigs of mint
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of coconut milk

In a shaker, make sure the mint and sugar are well mixed. Then add the lemon juice, water, and coconut milk. Put the top on and shake vigorously to combine all the ingredients. Serve over ice.

Green Tea Lemonade

You need:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of green tea powder
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of cold water

Combine the sugar with the green tea powder and warm water. Stir until the sugar dissolves. After the sugar dissolves, it can be transferred to a cup and you can stir in the lemon juice and cold water. Stir and serve over ice.

Delicious Blueberry Lemonade

You need:

  • 3/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 3 cups of cold water

In a blender, blend together the 3/4 of lemon juice, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 cup of blueberries, and hot water until the berries are mushy and the sugar is dissolved. Pour this into a pitcher and add the cold water. It is recommended to chill for at least an hour. Then serve on ice and enjoy!

Fresh Peach Lemonade 

You need:

  • 1 cup of fresh of frozen peaches, sliced and peeled
  • 2/3 cup of country time lemonade
  • 4 cups of cold water and ice
  • Sprite or 7 up (optional)

In a blender, blend together the the 1 cup of fresh or frozen peaches, 2/3 cup of country time lemonade, and the 4 cups of water. Stir a little before serving. If you want a little carbonation, add a little bit of the sprite or 7up. You can always add some frozen blueberries to the top for the aesthetic 😉 

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Author Danielle Boss

Danielle is a junior at Alma College and is majoring in Physiology and Health Sciences. She enjoys all forms of fitness from lifting weights to trying out fun, new fitness classes. When she isn't working out or studying, she can be found looking up motivational quotes on pinterest or dancing for her school's dance company!

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