3 Easy Lemonade Recipes – Classic, Mint, and Apple Lemonade Recipe

Summer is here with its scorching heat. With it comes the risk of sun stroke and dehydration as we lose salt and glucose from our body. Lemonade is a yummy way to stay hydrated and quench your thirst in this season. Sharing with you all 3 refreshing lemonade recipes that are simple and quick. Each lemonade recipe needs sugar syrup so you can make sugar syrup in excess, and store it to be used as and when needed. The other ingredients like lemon juice, mint and ginger extract are best made fresh to derive maximum nutritional benefits from them. Hope you find these lemonade recipes useful to beat the heat. You can view more summer drinks recipes here.

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Classic Lemonade Recipe

Classic Lemonade Recipe
Classic Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cooking Time: 5 mins | Serves: 4

Classic Lemonade Recipe

Simple, Classic Lemonade recipe that's loaded with lemons that are rich in vitamin C. This recipe also contains combination of sugar and salt that acts as ORS to hydrate the body during scorching summer heat.
Author MumMumTime

Ingredients

  • 4 lemons I got approx. 1 cup of lemon juice.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Few mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Water

Instructions

  • Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan.
  • Heat the mixture till sugar dissolves, then turn off heat. Allow the mixture to cool.
  • Meanwhile, roll the lemons by putting some pressure on them using your palm. You can extract more juice from the lemons this way.
  • Cut the lemons in half and extract lemon juice from the lemons. (I used the manual steel lemon juice squeezer. I got approximately 1 cup lemon juice.)
  • Strain the extracted lemon juice if there are any seeds in it.
  • Add lemon juice, 1 cup sugar syrup, and 3 cups water in a pitcher.
  • Put 7-8 ice cubes in a glass and pour lemonade from the pitcher into the glass.
  • Add 5-6 mint leaves in each glass and serve chilled before the ice melts.

Notes

Salt is not added in the classic-style lemonade but I prefer the taste of lemonade with salt added. Also, a pinch of salt added to sweet water acts as ORS and is good for hydrating the body in summer.
I added lemon juice and sugar syrup in 1:1 proportion but if you find the taste of lemonade too sour, you can add more sugar syrup. But make sure to factor in ice too as ice will dilute the lemonade.
You can make sugar syrup in bulk and store it to be used as and when needed for future use.
Stevia extract is an excellent, healthy alternative to sugar if you want to avoid sugar or it's harmful substitutes like Aspartame. Make sure to buy alcohol-free one.
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Mint Lemonade Recipe

Mint Lemonade Recipe
Mint Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 mins | Serves: 1

Mint Lemonade Recipe

Refreshing lemonade recipe, made using lemons, mint, ginger, and club soda. Serve chilled with ice cubes to beat the heat.
Author Mukta Tikekar

Ingredients

  • Half cup mint leaves
  • Approx. 2 tbsp ginger pieces (from 1-inch ginger)
  • Lemon juice from 1 lemon (4-5 tbsp)
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan black salt (kala namak)
  • Club soda (soda water/sparkling water)

Instructions

  • Add mint leaves, ginger pieces, and 2 tbsp water in a mixer jar, and blend.
  • Strain the mint-ginger mixture using a strainer.
  • Add 6-7 ice cubes in a glass.
  • Add 4 tbsp mint juice, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and black salt. Mix well.
  • Add club soda till the glass fills up.
  • Serve chilled before the ice melts.

Notes

  • Make sugar syrup the same way as described in the classic lemonade recipe.
  • Stevia extract is an excellent, healthy alternative to sugar if you want to avoid sugar or it's harmful substitutes like Aspartame. Make sure to buy alcohol-free one.
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Apple Lemonade Recipe

Apple Lemonade Recipe
Apple Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 mins | Serves: 1

Apple Lemonade Recipe

Refreshing apple juice recipe made using lemons, apple juice, ginger, and crushed ice.
Author MumMumTime

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ginger juice
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar syrup
  • 10-12 ice cubes
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 3/4th cup apple juice

Instructions

  • Peel and grate ginger, and then squeeze to extract its juice.
  • Add ice cubes in a mixer jar and blend till ice is crushed.
  • Add crushed ice in a glass till half the glass is filled with it.
  • Add lemon juice, ginger juice, and sugar syrup in the glass.
  • Add apple juice till the glass fills up completely.
  • Add mint leaves, stir, and serve.

Notes

  • I used Tropicana no-sugar apple juice. You can use freshly made apple juice if you like. It'll make the lemonade cloudy instead of clear.
  • Stevia extract is an excellent, healthy alternative to sugar if you want to avoid sugar or it's harmful substitutes like Aspartame. Make sure to buy alcohol-free one.
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