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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade 3 Ways!

Summer time drink recipes to quench your thirst.

Few things are as refreshing as freshly-squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day. Try one of these three easy recipes for a tastebud-pleasing homemade treat:

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Ingredients:
1 cup lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
1 cup sugar
5 cups water

Make simple syrup by dissolving the sugar into 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Combine the lemon juice and the simple syrup in a two-quart pitcher. Add 4 cups of cold water. Refrigerate.

Lemonade Iced Tea

Lemonade Iced Tea

Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup cup lemon juice (1-2 lemons) two black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 quarts of water

Instructions
 

  • Directions:
    Bring two quarts of water to a boil. Drop two tea bags into the water and remove from heat. Cover with a lid and steep for an hour. Remove the tea bags and add sugar and lemon juice. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
Keyword lemon iced tea recipe, lemonade tea
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Raspberry Lemonade

Sugar Substitute - Smoothie

Raspberry Lemonade

Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 10 oz container frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed

Instructions
 

  • Directions:
    Make simple syrup by dissolving the sugar into 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Combine the lemon juice and the simple syrup in a two-quart pitcher. Add 4 cups water. Place thawed raspberries in a strainer over small bowl until all of the liquid has drained out of the berries. Do not press the berries through the strainer. Add the raspberry liquid to the lemon mixture, stirring. Refrigerate. Set the berries aside in a separate bowl to use as garnish.
    After your work is done, and while you’re sipping away, be sure to read up on the health benefits of lemons.
Keyword raspberry lemonade homemade, raspberry lemonade juice
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Sugar Substitute - Smoothie

Jaime McLeod is a longtime journalist who has written for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including MTV.com. She enjoys the outdoors, growing and eating organic food, and is interested in all aspects of natural wellness.

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