5 Lemonade and Other Delicious Citrus-Based Drinks

Lemonade is one of the favorite drinks around the world. It makes you feel good and imparts a sense of wellbeing. It’s purported to have been around since medieval Egypt. Some lemonades are sweet and some are not; some are cloudy and some are clear; some are carbonated and some not. What you get depends on where you are, but chances are, you’d probably enjoy most varieties of lemonade and other citrus-based drinks. The recipes below are tried and tested and loved.

1. Thai Basil Lemonade by Rachel Ray Every Day


Rachel’s recipe uses Thai basil, lemon, sugar, and ice to make a refreshing drink to be enjoyed. You will need to make this ahead of time as well as strain the basil before serving. This will pair well with any other basil and citrus-inspired meal, including most Thai-inspired dishes.

2. Citrus Squash by That Recipe


This drink is loved in England, and you can find it in many places. The recipe is a reasonable replication of what you’d find in England if you go for a visit. You’ll enjoy it in the afternoon with some biscuits. It combines three types of citrus – lime, lemon, and orange – with sugar, water, ice, and sparkling water for a very citrusy punch of flavor due to the zest.

3. Iced Coffee Lemonade by The Hungry Traveler


This drink is inspired by the classic drink in Portugal but is still popular in France. It’s basically a shot of espresso in a glass of lemonade. The trick here is to use the right type of coffee for this drink, with only freshly squeezed lemon juice. It might seem strange but you’re going to love it. Did you notice that you can add rum if you want to?

4. Old-Fashioned Lemonade by Betty Crocker


You can’t go wrong with regular old-fashioned lemonade. This is how it’s made in the USA and how it’s enjoyed by most people there. Don’t be tempted to avoid a recipe. Even though making lemonade is relatively simple (it’s just water, lemon juice, sugar, and ice), getting the proportions right is crucial to enjoying the flavor. Zip this up by adding smashed berries.

5. Mason Jar Citrus Coolers by Woman’s Day


This is a lot like the old-fashioned lemonade, but with a twist in that you are going to add fresh orange juice, lime juice, and lemon juice for a wonderful extra added kick to the beverage. Make this one extra special by adding some fresh basil.

Nothing is better than enjoying a sweet beverage made with fresh citrus. Don’t skimp on doing the juicing yourself. You’ll be so glad you did. No one can beat the fantastic flavor of a freshly squeezed orange, lime, lemon, or other citrus fruit.