Slideshow: 12 Easy Lemonade Variations

Classic Lemonade
Classic Lemonade
A classic simple lemonade with balanced sweetness and acidity.

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Spicy Strawberry Jalapeño Lemonade
Spicy Strawberry Jalapeño Lemonade
Sweet ripe strawberries are macerated with sugar and jalapeños for a sweet, hot, and totally refreshing summer drink. Like Strawberry Shortcake wearing hot pants.

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Raspberry Limeade
Raspberry Limeade
In this 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.

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Fizzy Ginger Lemonade
Fizzy Ginger Lemonade
Fizzy, tart, and just a hint of ginger spice, this is the perfect drink to accompany a hot Thai or Chinese meal, or just a hot night.

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Cucumber-Basil Lemonade with Lemongrass
Cucumber-Basil Lemonade with Lemongrass
Thai flavors of basil and lemongrass combine with cooling cucumber in this mildly savory but totally drinkable tart lemonade variation.

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Brazilian Lemonade (With Limes and Condensed Milk)
Brazilian Lemonade (With Limes and Condensed Milk)
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.

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Honey-Basil Lemonade
Honey-Basil Lemonade
This simple lemonade variation combines fresh basil with a touch of honey.

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Peach-Thyme Lemonade
Peach-Thyme Lemonade
A thick, rich, and frothy peach-based lemonade lightly scented with thyme. This is the kind of thing you'd want to add a shot of vodka or bourbon to. At least, I'd want to.

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Lychee-Thai Chili Lemonade
Lychee-Thai Chili Lemonade
Sweet fresh lychees are cut with the heat of a Thai chili and tart lemon juice to make for a balanced, refreshing summer cooler.

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