It’s hot out there today! Thankfully, we can all taste a little bit of respite in August 20, 2015, which marks Lemonade Day! The unofficial holiday proves that this tart yet sweet beverage is no longer reserved for pampered Southern ladies sighing and fanning themselves on wrap-around porches. So pour yourself a tall, cold glass and hunker down in the shade for the love of lemonade…

1. Perfect Lemonade

Let’s begin with a classic lemonade recipe you find at your grandmother’s house. Refreshing and sweet, with a little bit of sour.

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2. Pink Lemonade

There’s regular old yellow lemonade for a lazy Sunday—and then there’s flirty pink lemonade for an energetic brunch with your girlfriends. Each has its place, and this pink lemonade calls for fun and adventure despite the fact that it’s sweltering outside.

3. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Summertime and fresh strawberries go hand in hand. So it’s no surprise that a recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade is at the top of my sipping list! A perfectly mouth-watering balance between tart and sweet is created in each colorful sip. Use a thick straw to get a juicy bit in every slurp!

4. Cucumber Basil Sparkling Lemonade

The ultimate thirst quenching and simultaneously refreshing combination has to be lemons and cucumber! With the added delicious basil, you’ll down the entire pitcher before you know it!

5. Cherry Pineapple Lemonade

This sweet vintage drink looks perfect for a summer soiree or fun pool party.

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6. Mermaid Lemonade

Lemonade can often be packed with sugar, but not this one! It’s actually wonderful for your body.

7. Watermelon Lemonade

Nothing beats the summer heat like a tall, cool glass of lemonade. This recipe calls on one juicy fruit, watermelon, to make the ideal summer thirst-quencher.

8. Raspberry Peach Lemonade

It’s super sweet with the tartness of raspberry to finish. Garnish with some fresh mint!

9. Mint Kiwi-ade

Cool down on a hot summer day with this great green lemonade! The kiwi is a little tangy which partners well with a hint of mint!

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10. Lavender Lemonade

Looking to sit back, relax and sip your stress away? This lavender lemonade will bring you all kinds of zen when you take a moment to unwind.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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