104 degrees is just another day in the life of a Texan during the summertime. And when we think of summertime, we think of our favorite lemony refresher to take our mind off the heat.
So when life hands you lemons, make lemonade with a twist! These fun lemonade recipes are a perfect addition and treat for any summer get together, BBQ, or lounging by the pool. Check out our favorite ways to add a twist to this summertime delight!
Recipe By Sugar and Charm
2 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 cups cold water, divided
Lemon slices and blueberries to garnish, if desired
Place the blueberries, sugar and 1 cup water in a blender. Blend on medium-high speed for about 1 minute, until the blueberries are completely pureed. Strain the blueberry puree through a fine mesh sieve (or skip this step if you don’t mind small pieces of blueberry in your lemonade).
Combine the blueberry puree with lemon juice and the remaining 3 cups of water. Add more water, if desired. Stir well, and chill. Serve over ice.
Cherry Pineapple Lemonade
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe
1 recipe Lemonade Base, chilled
1 can Frozen Pineapple Juice
1 bottle Maraschino Cherry Syrup(found in the drink mix section of the grocery store)
Pineapple slices(for garnish)
In a very large pitcher, mix together the lemonade base and thawed pineapple juice.
Add water to the pitcher to taste, leaving the lemonade a little bit on the strong side because it will be poured over ice.
Pour 1-2 tablespoons of cherry syrup in the bottom of a glass(depending on how much syrup you prefer). Fill the glass with ice. Pour the pineapple lemonade slowly over the ice until the glass is full. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of pineapple.
Sip your way through summer on the ranch!