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Summer Must Haves: DIY 5 Fun Lemonades


Come summers and we run out of options to cool ourselves with tasty and refreshing drinks. From Roofza to squashes we have tried our hands at everything, We make plans with friends juts to beat the summer heat but do we realize how much we end up spending in those cafes? Many of you who are trying to watch your weight order only lemonade instead of shakes or cold coffee. But Lemonade is boring isn't it? Fret  not! Try these super fun and awesome DIY Lemonades that not only tingle your taste buds but also give a modern twist to the usual lemonades.

via chef-in-training.com

#1 Mint & Watermelon Lemonade

via cookingclassy.com

1 cup watermelon chunks (seedless)
1 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
 pinch of salt
1 small bunch of mint leaves
1/2 cup ice cubes
Cold water

– In a blender, blitz watermelon, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
– Strain and add cold water to dilute.
– Place mint at the bottom of a pitcher and muddle.
– Add watermelon juice and ice, and serve chilled.

#2 Vanilla Lemonade

via foxeslovelemons.com

Juice of 4 lemons
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon real vanilla extract
6 cups cold water
1 tsp salt
ice cubes

– In a bowl, dilute sugar granules in lemon juice.
–Add water, salt and vanilla extract.
– Stir well, add ice and serve.

#3 Tropical Lemonade
via homemadezagat.com


For Ginger Syrup
1+1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup thinly sliced fresh unpeeled ginger
For Punch
3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
2 cups water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice


For Ginger Syrup
–In a heavy pan bring sugar, water, and ginger to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved
–Simmer mix for about 10 minutes, stirring off and on
–Steep mixture off of heat for about 20 minutes
–Strain syrup into a bowl, discarding the ginger
–Chill covered until cold for about 2 hours.

To Make Punch
–Mix juices together, add water and ginger syrup.
Serve over ice.

#4 Cucumber and Basil Lemonade
via skinnytaste.com

1 medium cucumber (cubed)
2 stalks lemongrass (grated)
1 cup basil leaves
1 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar syrup
1 tsp salt
cold water

– In a blender, blitz cucumber, lemongrass, basil, lemon juice, sugar and salt in a blender.
– Strain and add cold water to dilute.
– Add ice and serve cold.

#5 Thyme & Lime Lemonade
via realsimple.com

12 sprigs of thyme
5 tbsp lemon juice
1 bottle of store-brought lemonade
2 tbsp sugar syrup
ice cubes

– In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and give stir.
– Serve in tall glasses with ice.

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