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Cocktail Recipes

4 Refreshing Lemonade Recipes




I’m sharing my fresh homemade lemonade recipe, plus my strawberry rosemary lemonade, my sparking basil blueberry lemonade and my cucumber mint lemonade.

Fresh Homemade Lemonade

1 cup lemon juice, freshly-squeezed
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup water
3 cups water

Begin by juicing the lemons. 6 lemons yields about 1 cup of juice.
• Roll the lemons to make them easier to juice
• Use a fork to capture as much juice as possible
• Strain to remove pulp and seeds
In a small saucepan, heat water and sugar until sugar has dissolved completely. Allow mixture to cool.
Mix lemon juice, simple syrup (sugar mixture) and water in a pitcher.
Garnish with lemon slices and mint.

Strawberry Rosemary Lemonade

1 cup lemon juice, freshly-squeezed
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup water
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 cups water

Begin by juicing the lemons. 6 lemons yields about 1 cup of juice.
Using a mortar and pestle or back of a spoon, bruise rosemary sprigs so they release their aroma
In a small saucepan, heat water, sugar AND fresh rosemary sprigs until sugar has dissolved completely.
Allow mixture to cool.
In a blender, puree strawberries and rosemary-infused simple syrup.
Mix lemon juice, strawberry puree and water in a pitcher.
Garnish with lemon slices and more rosemary.

Sparkling Basil Blueberry Lemonade

1 cup lemon juice, freshly-squeezed
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup water
1 cup blueberries (save a handful for garnish)
1 bunch of basil
3 cups sparkling water

Begin by juicing the lemons. 6 lemons yields about 1 cup of juice.
In a small saucepan, heat water and sugar until the sugar has dissolved completely.
Allow mixture to cool.
In a blender, puree blueberry, basil and simple syrup.
Run mixture through a sieve to remove blueberry skins.
Mix lemon juice, blueberry puree and water in a pitcher.
Garnish with lemon slices, blueberries and a few basil leaves.

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

1 cup lemon juice, freshly-squeezed
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup water
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 handful fresh mint, torn
3 cups water

Begin by juicing the lemons. 6 lemons yields about 1 cup of juice.
In a small saucepan, heat water, sugar AND fresh rosemary sprigs until sugar has dissolved completely.
Allow mixture to cool.
In a blender, puree cucumbers, mint and simple syrup.
Mix lemon juice, cucumber puree and water in a pitcher.
Garnish with lemon slices and more mint.

Author and Credits: The Domestic Geek




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