~August 20th, 2015
Today is National Lemonade Day! So we thought we would bring you some really fun ways to enjoy what could be…. America’s favorite summertime drink. Ana and I headed into the Fabulous365 kitchen and came up with endless recipes and endless possibilities. It’s so easy to make a gourmet lemonade by just adding a few key ingredients to your base of basic lemonade.
Our Basic Classic Lemonade Recipe
Directions: In a large pitcher combine the lemon juice, sugar, and 1 cup water. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then add 5 more cups water, a few slices of lemon to garnish, and plenty of ice.
(Sugar can be substituted with Stevia in powder or liquid form. Just slowly pour slowly while tasting until you achieve the perfect sweetness for your palate)
Now comes the fun part…. Adding in the ingredients to make the perfect gourmet lemonade. The sky is the limit when it comes to adding in the fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. Muddling is the art of smooshing up our ingredients. And that’s what we will do to all add in’s today. After adding in “the add in’s” you will need to let the mixture sit for at least an hour for the lemonade to absorb the taste.
Take a bowl, add in your ingredient and with a large spoon smoosh away until it’s broken up enough to allow the juices to come out.
Here are a few of the Fabulous365 Lemonades that we created!!
This is one of my all time favorites! My sister-in-law, Linda Winkler, was so ahead of her time when she served Lavender Lemonade almost 10 years ago…. with some delicate little sugar cookies. It was such a delicious combination that I still remember all these years later how I drank 5 glasses!
Use your basic lemonade and add in 6 tablespoons of a very aromatic and good cooking lavender. Please let this one sit overnight for the lavender to absorb into the lemonade. Chill and pour into a beautiful glass.
There you go…. just a few of the different combinations we came up with. When it comes to the “Add in’s” the possibilities are endless! So today…. buy your ingredients…. make your lemonade…. and let it sit overnight to be able to serve the perfect gourmet lemonade on National Lemonade Day!!
Happiest National Lemonade Day!!
With some serious Lemonade Love,
p.s. My Lemonade Outfit is one I wore in Kauai and I simply adore the comfort of the RAILS flannel shirt! I wore it with an ages old ruffled mini and always barefoot in the kitchen! Rails…. my new go to button-down shirts! The fit and comfort are absolute perfection!! Check out the Boutique page for links.
When life hands you lemons….make lemonade!! All these sounds so refreshing!
Good to know about National Lemonade Day. I had no idea! I think I just might try one of these flavored receipts! Perfect for a hot summer day!
This is a great idea to do with the kids after school today. But I think I might take it a step further and pour the (homemade) lemonade into popsicle molds and make refreshing popsicles for tomorrow’s after school snack! Thanks for the great recipes, Laura!
This is perfect for these dog days of summer! So refreshing and tasty!
I recently tried green tea lemonade and it was sooooo good! I love lemonade of all kinds!
This just looks very refreshing! I love your flannel….very cute!
I remember doing lemonade stands as a kid. We used to have so much fun doing that. I will need to try and make one of these yummy flavors. Now to decide which one?!
I haven’t ever heard of national lemonade day! Cool!
I love lemonade as long as there isn’t too much sugar!
Raspberry lemonade is my favorite summertime drink.
You are so very creative. Sounds delish!
Being a Mom of 6 girls, I like to add a splash of vodka to my lemonade after a long day!
HERBS AND SPICES? I have never tried a lemonade of that caliber.
I may be off the subject, but that kitchen is FABULOUS!
I cannot believe I have not thought of this sooner!
Who doesn’t love raspberries in their drinks!
Lemons and fruits and spices, OH MY!!!
Ever since you wrote about the lemon hot water, I have been hooked on lemon everything! 🙂
I like that you give those of us out here who have Diabetes the option to substitute the sugar, thank you.
I am having a Labor Day party and I think I am going to use all of these recipes.
Sometimes I like to add a little bit of San Pellegrino to make my lemonade a spritzer.
Lemonade reminds me of summers in Georgia! I used to visit my Grandma and she would always make homemade lemonade.
I am not sure if you have ever tried a “Shandy” but it is beer and lemonade and it is actually phenomenal!
I know it may sound ridiculous but I adore the cutie straws! So darling and fun!
A new thing I have been doing is puting sprigs of mint in the raspberry lemonade! So refreshing.
I have the same style skirt and I cannot get enough of it! I will have to get one off your boutique page as a back up.
Growing up in Italy, we used to make homemade lemonade and limoncello…YUMMY summer refreshments!
Sounds like the perfect summer cocktail… just add vodka! Cheers!
Palate not palette…
Wow, sweet cherry lemonade just sounds so good! I usually am not a lemonade drinker, but when reading these flavored ones, they just all sounds yummy!
Regular lemonade!!! Yum!! Now peach, LAVENDER !!! Tigers , Lions and Bears OH MY!!! I’m in heaven!!!
Making these Prom Queen, and so excited!!
THANK YOU Gp! Spelling is not one of my strong suits!
Big Spelling Kisses!!
Lavender?! Can’t wait to try!