May 2nd is National Lemonade Day! Who doesn’t love a refreshing drink of lemonade on a nice spring or summer day? People have gotten creative over the years coming up with fun and delicious ways to recreate lemonade in new recipes. Whether it be a refreshing drink, a boozy treat, or a fun kid-friendly drink we have the best National Lemonade Day recipes for you!

fresh lemonade in glass containers with straws

Refreshing Spring Lemonade Recipes 

Frozen Lemonade 


  • ½ cup of lemon juice (4 lemons) freshly squeezed 
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon zest 
  • 1/3 cup of your preferred sweetener (honey agave nectar or stevia) 
  • 3 ½-4 cups of ice 
  • ½ cup water 


  1. Use two of your lemons before juicing to zest 1 Tbsp 
  2. Add lemon juice, zest, sweetener, 3 1/2 cups of ice, and 1/2 cup of water to a high-speed blender 
  3. Blend ingredients on medium for 1-2 minutes, or until completely smooth. 
  4. Add more ice if you would like it thicker or additional water if you would like it smoother. 
  5. Serve frozen lemonade in a mason jar with a straw and a lemon slice. Enjoy! 

Recipe from Evolving Table 

Peach Lemonade 


Peach Mixture 

  • 20 oz peaches (3 large peaches) 
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups water 


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5-6 ripe lemons) 
  • 2 cups cold water 


  1. Juice lemons, strain and set aside the lemon juice. 
  2. Peel peaches, take out the pits, and slice them. Add peaches into a sauce pot and combine with sugar, vanilla extract, and 2 cups of water. 
  3. Stir and bring the mixture to simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat a little and let peaches cook until softened. 
  4. Pour the peach mixture into a pitcher through a strainer. You can add some of the peaches to the pitcher or all of them. Add remaining cold water to the pitcher and fresh squeezed lemon juice. 
  5. Stir everything together and refrigerate until cold. 

Recipe from Willcookforsmiles 

Healthy Lavender Lemonade 


  • ¼ cup dry culinary lavender 
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1 cup pure honey 
  • 2 ½ cups boiling water 
  • 3 cups cold water 


  1. Place lavender in a jug and pour the hot water into the jug. Cover and let the lavender steep for 2 hours. 
  2. In another jug combine the honey, lemon juice, and cold water 
  3. After 2 hours stir together the two mixtures and refrigerate until chilled. 

Recipe from amazeballs 

Boozy Recipes (For the Adults Only)

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade 


  • 8 cups water 
  • 2 cups lemon juice 
  • 2 cups blueberry syrup 
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom water (optional) 
  • 1 cup vodka 
  • 4 cups club soda 

Blueberry Syrup 

  • 2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup water 


  1. Start by making the blueberry syrup: in a medium sauce pot, combine blueberries, sugar and water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and let simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before straining through a fine mesh strainer placed over a large liquid measuring cup or bowl; set aside to cool or refrigerate. 
  2. To make the lemonade, stir together water, lemon juice, orange blossom water, blueberry syrup and vodka. Pour into glasses filled with ice, about ¾ of the way high, then top each with club soda to serve. 

Recipe from The Lemon Bowl 

Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade 


  • 4 ounces pineapple juice (fresh is best) 
  • 2 ounces bourbon 
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (fresh squeezed) 
  • pineapple and lemon (for garnish) 


  1. Mix the pineapple juice, bourbon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Fill your glass with ice. 
  3. Pour the pineapple bourbon lemonade over the ice cubes. 
  4. Garnish with fresh pineapple and lemon. 
  5. Enjoy! 

Recipe from taketwotapas 

Boozy Peach & Pink Lemonade Punch 


  • 2 Cups of Absolute Peach Vodka 
  • 4 cans of La Croix in peach pear flavor
  • I can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate 
  • Fresh Fruit for garnish we used raspberries and lemon 


  1. Mix everything together and serve. 

Recipe from Classically Cait 

Mermaid Lemonade 


  • 2 cups ice 
  • ¼ cup blue curacao 
  • 1 cup white rum 
  • 2 cups lemonade 
  • 4 lemon slices 
  • 8 maraschino cherries 


  1. Put 1/4 cup ice in each glass, then add a splash of blue curaçao, 1/4 cup rum, and another 1/4 cup ice. (The ice helps with the ombré.) Pour over 1/2 cup lemonade. 
  2. Skewer a lemon slice and 2 maraschino cherries on a paper umbrella or toothpick and garnish drinks before serving. 

Recipe from delish 

Fun Kid-Friendly Lemonade Recipes

Galaxy Lemonade 


  • 5 Tablespoons tea containing butterfly pea* 
  • 10 cups boiling water 
  • 1 cup lemon juice 
  • Sugar or honey, as desired 
  • Star sprinkles 
  • Ice 


  1. Prepare the tea at least one hour before you plan to make your color-changing lemonade, as it will need to cool. 
  2. Boil your water and then add the butterfly pea-containing tea and let steep at least 5 minutes. 
  3. Remove tea leaves and allow tea to cool for at least 15 minutes before placing the pitcher of tea in the fridge to cool completely. 
  4. Once the tea is cool, assemble your other ingredients. 
  5. Fill your glasses with ice and fill 3/4 full with the iced tea. 
  6. Stir your sweetener of choice into the lemon juice (sugar, honey or other). 
  7. Pour about 1/4 cup sweetened lemon juice into each glasses and watch the magical color changing. 

Recipe from Inthekidskitchen 

Blue Cotton Candy Lemonade 


  •  Lots of ice 
  •  6 cups cold water 
  •  1 and 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice* 
  •  1 and 1/2 cups Cotton Candy Snow Cone Syrup 
  •  Cotton Candy, pink or blue (at least 10-12 ounces) 
  •  more lemons to garnish 
  •  Straws 


  1. Add ice to a 3-quart pitcher. 
  2. Add 6 cups of cold water to the pitcher. 
  3. Juice the lemons. It’s much easier to use an electric citrus juicer, but elbow grease works fine too. Add the lemon juice to the pitcher. 
  4. Add the Cotton Candy Snow Cone Syrup to the pitcher and stir. 
  5. Pour each glass and garnish with lemons in the glass or on the rim. Add two straws to each glass: one to sip from, and the other to spear your cotton candy. The cotton candy can’t touch the lemonade, it dissolves instantly! Let your guests add the cotton candy to their glass, it’s so fun. You will want about a fist size hunk of cotton candy for each glass. I used a candy-apple stick to hold the cotton candy in a few of the photos above, it worked great. 

Recipe from The Food Charlatan