A List of the Best Lemonade Recipes Perfect for a Summer Party (or Just Relaxing in Your Garden)!
We can all agree that summer is coming with a vengeance, and even whilst spring is riddled with occasional rain showers (what else is new?), the summer promises to be hot, hot, hot! While the temperatures are not as hot as in Spain (hopefully), you can refresh yourself and your loved ones with a few signature summer drinks. As the temperature rises, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of lemonade to quench your thirst and cool you down! And whether you’re thinking of hosting a summer party or just looking for a delicious drink to enjoy on a lazy afternoon, there are countless lemonade recipes to choose from. So without further ado, here’s your list of the best lemonade recipes for a summer party (or just relaxing in your garden)!
You definitely can’t go wrong with a classic lemonade – this timeless beverage is simple to make and always hits the spot! If you are too exhausted from the heat to invent your own lemonade recipe, you can simply follow this recipe, and you don’t need too many ingredients, either. To make classic lemonade, you’ll need a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, a cup of sugar, and four cups of cold water. Just combine the lemon juice and sugar in a large pitcher and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the cold water and stir well. Serve over ice, and enjoy! And if you’re having a big party or gathering, you don’t have to go through the trouble of squeezing the lemon juice yourself – all you need is some NFC lemon juice (and if you want to order, click here).
If you’re looking for something a little unexpected – but just as refreshing! – raspberries are a sweet and tart summer fruit that pairs perfectly with lemonade. This raspberry lemonade recipe is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. You’ll just need a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (or NFC lemon juice), a cup of sugar, two cups of fresh raspberries, and four cups of cold water. Mix the sugar and lemon juice in a large pitcher and stir until the mixture is clear and the sugar has dissolved. Then add the raspberries and mix well. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes to infuse the flavour, and then strain the mixture and discard the raspberry seeds. Add the water and stir well, and serve!
Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
If you want an even fancier twist on the classic lemonade recipe, try adding some sparkling water and a hint of lavender. This recipe is perfect for a summer soirée or garden party, and for it, you will need a cup of freshly squeezed or NFC lemon juice, a cup of sugar, a quarter of a cup of dried lavender, and four cups of sparkling water. As with the recipes mentioned above, mix the lemon juice and sugar in a large pitcher and stir until there are no more grains of sugar left, then add the dried lavender and stir well. Let the mixture sit for a minimum of half an hour to infuse the juice with the lavender flavour. Strain the mixture and discard the lavender. Then all you have to do is add sparkling water and stir. Serve over ice, and enjoy!