All at once sweet, tangy and tart, there’s simply nothing so refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade. It’s basically the official drink of summer but that’s just the beginning. Behold, 13 ways to enjoy lemonade, from drinks to dishes, all summer long.
Raspberry Lemonade (pictured above)
With only three ingredients, this is one of the simplest ways to make fresh berry lemonade.
The addition of fresh basil delivers a subtle floral taste.
Watermelon Lemonade Slushy
A quick whirl in the blender is all that’s needed to turn frozen watermelon into a cool-down treat.
Ree Drummond’s Perfect Homemade Lemonade
Consider this your go-to lemonade recipe. It’s got that ideal balance of sweet and sour flavors, it’s simple to make and it delivers delicious results every single time.
A sweet blueberry syrup adds bold color and flavor to this top-rated drink.
The Pioneer Woman’s Ginger Lemonade Fizz
What a difference a splash of club soda makes!
4-Ingredient Frozen Lemonade Pie
This is one of those showstopper recipes that’s so secretly simple you’ll never believe you only need a few ingredients to pull it off. The secret? A ready-to-go graham cracker pie crust saves the day.
Fruity Lemonade Ice Pops
Simply put, this is the yummiest way to make fresh fruit last a few minutes longer.
Strawberry Lemonade Bars
A tender, buttery crust form the base of these crowd-pleasing bites.
Crunchy Lemonade Drumsticks
Betcha didn’t know you could use lemons to make the best fried chicken of the summer.
Charity Curley Mathews is a contributor to InStyle, The Huffington Post and eHow Food and the founder of Foodlets.com, a food and parenting blog where every recipe is full of fresh ingredients, simple to make and kid-tested x4. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, four small kids, two puppies and 20,000 bees. You can follow her on Facebook.