25 Unique Lemonade Recipes to Try in 2021

Get ready for some delicious and unique lemonade recipes to try this year. From fruity lemonades, to herbal lemonades, to boozy lemonades, we have delicious lemonade flavors that you are going to love.

25 Unique Lemonade Flavors

I have fond memories of lemonade stands as a child.  Growing up we lived literally right next door to a Jack in the Box with a pretty consistent drive through line-up of cars.  My dad encouraged my best friend, sister, and I to set up a lemonade stand on hot days on the sidewalk in front of our house and sell to those in line for fast food.  We did pretty well those summers and had so much fun earning cash and sipping on fresh lemonade.

Now my kids love to make unique lemonade recipes for their leon stands, and it is so fun to help. They are able to sell a good amount of lemonade in front of our house or near our local farmers market during summer months. They often give a percentage of their proceeds to a charity of their choice and it makes my mom heart happy.

Even though making your own unique lemonade recipes takes more time and effort than picking some up from the store there is something satisfying about it. And in my opinion it always tastes so much better and fresher. We normally drink all of our fresh lemonade that day, but when we do have extra we usually use them in homemade popsicles to enjoy later.  

Enjoy this list of delicious unique lemonade & limeade recipes. I hope to make many of these with my kids this summer to use in our future lemonade stands. If you have any more creative lemonade recipes, please share in the comments. It’s always fun to try out a different lemonade recipe instead of making the same old recipe every time.

Fruity Unique Lemonade Recipes

You’ll love these unique lemonade flavors that combine traditional lemon with other fruits and herbs.

Blackberry Lemonade

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Blackberry Lemonade from Pastry Affair is such a gorgeous purple color and blackberry and lemon make such an amazing flavor combo! I love how you can add the blackberries into this unique lemonade recipe as a fun garnish!

Grapefruit Pink Lemonade

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Grapefruit pink lemonade from Juls’ Kitchen combines two citrus to make one delicious and gorgeous drink!

Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade

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Quench your thirst with this strawberry kiwi lemonade from Salt & Baker! This lemonade is the perfect drink to be sipping throughout the warm summer months.

Raspberry Peach Lemonade

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Raspberry Peach Lemonade from Damn Delicious just screams summertime!

Instant Pot Peach Lemonade

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What could be better than a Peach Lemonade from Melanie Cooks made with real fresh peaches? Instant Pot extracts every drop of peach flavor out of those peaches to truly infuse this epic lemonade!

Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade

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Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade from Gourmande in the Kitchen is a great way to use a watermelon that doesn’t quite have the best texture for eating, but still has great flavor.

Rhubarb Strawberry Lemonade

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade from Tartelette Blog is a beautiful way to use the classic strawberry rhubarb flavor combo that everyone loves!

Unique Sparkling Lemonade Recipes

Add a little sparkle to your unique lemonade recipes!

Sparkling Cherry Lemonade

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This Cherry Lemonade from Veggie Inspired is sweet, tart, and a little fizzy. It’s easy to make and is the perfect summer sip!

Sparkling Grape Lemonade

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With bubbly lemon lime soda, frozen grape punch and lemonade, this Sparkling Grape Lemonade from Simply Stacie is so easy to make when entertaining, or when you want to treat the kids to a special summery drink.

Sparkling Pineapple Peach Lemonade

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Sparkling pineapple peach lemonade from Simply Low Cal is refreshing and perfect for the warm weather.

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade with Pop Rocks

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Sparkling Lemonade with Pop Rocks Rim from Gimme Some Oven I mean how cute is rim of this drink?!

Litchi Lemonade

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Lychee lemonade from Veg Recipes of India is a sweet and slightly tangy drink with full flavors of the litchi and the lemons.

Cranberry Lemonade

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Cranberry lemonade from Christina’s Cucina is a beautifully sweet and tart, refreshing drink you can enjoy anytime! So easy to make, even with frozen cranberries!

Creative Lemonade Recipes with Vegetables

Who knew you could make unique lemonade recipes with vegetables?! These combinations are actually delicious and a great way to get some extra nutrients, flavor, and color!

Carrot Lemonade

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Carrot Lemonade from Seed and Savour This is a unique combo but it totally works!

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

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Give your lemonade an extra refreshing touch with fresh cucumber juice and fragrant mint! Cucumber Mint lemonade from Burrata and Bubbles is a guaranteed crowd favorite.

Creative Lemonade Recipes with Herbs & Flowers

There are so many different types of lemonade recipes you can make once you add herbs to the mix! You’ll love trying out lemonade with cardamom, basil, lavender, mint, and more!

Basil Lemonade

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Basil Lemonade from Alaska from Scratch is a great way to use fresh basil when the flavorful herb is in season!

Lavender Lemonade

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Lavender Lemonade from Eat Yourself Skinny Is probably the prettiest lemonade ever! The flavor is amazing too… who doesn’t love a little lavender?!

Elderflower Lemonade

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Elderflower lemonade from Occasionally Eggs is made with fragrant elderflowers, honey, and lemons. This is a floral, spring take on honey lemonade, and well worth seeking out elder for.

Lavender Cardamom Lemonade

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Add a floral and spice twist to your favorite Summertime beverage. This Lavender-Cardamom Lemonade from Sense and Edibility is simple to make, but is delightfully refreshing.

Lavender Lemonade Floats

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Made with lavender simple syrup, lemon sorbet, coconut milk, and soda water, these Lavender Lemonade Floats from We Are Not Martha are both pretty and refreshingly yummy!

Mint Limeade

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Mint Limeade from Paper Scissors Work Is the perfect way to use the mint growing in your garden and one of my personal favorite unique lemonade flavors! If you like this recipe you might also like this mint chia limeade recipe that is a favorite in our house!

Shikanji Spiced Indian Lemonade

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Shikanhji recipe from Spice Up the Curry – a simple, spiced Indian lemonade from North India. It is also known as Shikajvi, and includes ginger, cumin, and black salt.

Boozy Lemonade Recipes

For when you need a little something extra in your adult lemonade!

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

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There’s nothing quite like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Unless it’s a glass of cold Blueberry Vodka Lemonade from We Are Not Martha! This summer cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet and can also easily be made into a blueberry lemonade mocktail.

Boozy Fruity Arnold Palmer

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You’ll love this boozy fruity Arnold Palmer from Cook at Home Mom. Just add some wine and fruit to the classic half lemonade, half iced tea drink, and you’ve got yourself a Boozy Arnold Palmer! It’s the perfect sweet and refreshing alcoholic summer drink!

Cucumber Pomegranate Vodka Lemonade

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You’ll love this Cucumber Pomegranate Vodka Lemonade from Ginger with Spice. It’s fresh and cool cucumber, paired with the sweet pomegranate in a deliciously boozy lemonade. Everything a refreshing Summer cocktail may need.

I hope that you enjoyed these unique lemonade flavors!

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When you make these unique lemonade recipes  please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious & and tag me at @rainbowdelicious , I’d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen! 

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Editors Note: This post was originally published in 2014 and has been completed revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness

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Comments

  1. Good ideas😁

  2. I can’t wait to try out every single recipe on this list! They all look so refreshing!

  3. Wow, all of these sound so aamzing! How do you choose which one to make first??

  4. Love lemonade, and all of these look amazing! The Lavender lemonade looks so great to try.

  5. I love lemonade as a refreshing summer drink! I’ll never run out of new recipes to try with all of these. 🙂

  6. Omg all of these drinks look so delicious I can’t figure out which one to try first! 🙂 They all look super fresh and perfect for summer!

  7. My daughter is so excited to try these this summer! They look so delicious and very yummy! Excited to share this with my family!

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