Spring is Here! Whip Up a Refreshing Batch of Spring Lemonade

Spring Lemonade on display with watermelon slices

Spring is finally here and the temperature outdoors is warming up. What better way to celebrate than with a refreshing batch of homemade spring lemonade? Sip back and relax with these quick and easy lemonade recipes.

Strawberry Lemonade

You’ll need: 1 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/4 cup of Agave Nectar, 2 1/2 cups of cold water, the juice of 2 lemons, ice, and extra strawberries for garnish (optional)

Step 1: Take a blender and combine the lemon juice, Agave nectar and 1 1/2 cup of strawberries. Blend these ingredients on high speed for about 2 minutes (or until smooth).

Step 2: Pour the mixture into a pitcher with 2 1/2 cups of cold water. Whisk. Then, refrigerate until chilled to your desired temperature.

Step 3: Serve the strawberry lemonade over ice and garnish your glass with a strawberry on the side.

Fizzy Raspberry Lemonade

You’ll need: 1 (6 oz.) can of frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed), 1 (2 liter) bottle of ginger ale, 24 ounces of frozen raspberries (thawed and undrained), ice, lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Step 1: Pour the raspberries and their juices into a 4-quart saucepan and bring them to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir the berries frequently until they have broken apart. This should take between 10 and 15 minutes.

Step 2: Take a fine mesh sieve and strain the berries over a bowl, removing the seeds. Be sure to push down on the berries to extract as much liquid as possible. The result should be about 1 1/2 cups of berry juice.

Step 3: Refrigerate the raspberry juice for about 2 hours, or until chilled.

Step 4: Combine the chilled raspberry juice and lemonade concentrate in a large pitcher or bowl. Then, stir in the ginger ale.

Step 5: Serve the fizzy raspberry lemonade in a glass over ice and garnish with lemon slices.

Watermelon Lemonade

You’ll need: 3 cups of lemon juice, 2 cups of sugar, 4 cups of water, ice, and watermelon slices

Step 1: Wash your lemons. Then, slice them in half and use a juicer to juice them.

Step 2: Take a large pitcher and pour in the sugar. Next, strain the lemon juice over the pitcher, removing the pulp and seeds. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 3: Add in the water and stir. Place the mixture into the refrigerator to chill. Simultaneously, spread the watermelon slices out onto a cookie sheet and freeze for about an hour.

Step 4: When the lemonade has chilled, pour yourself a glass and add in the watermelon cubes. If desired, garnish your glass with lemonade slices.

 

Now that you’ve got these quick and easy spring lemonade recipes, you just need to pick up the ingredients that you will need. Hop into a quality vehicle from Kinsel Toyota and head over to the grocery store nearest you, today.