Classic Lemonade Recipe
1cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved; let cool. In a pitcher, combine the syrup with the lemon juice and 2½ to 3 cups water. Serve over ice.
Thyme and Lime Lemonade Recipe
10 fresh thyme sprigs, plus sprigs for serving
1/4cup fresh lime juice
3cups store-bought lemonade or Classic Lemonade
3/4cup vodka (optional)
In a pitcher, using a wooden spoon, mash the thyme with the lime juice. Add the lemonade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. Add the vodka, if using. Serve over ice and garnish with the thyme sprigs.
Hibiscus and Mint Lemonade Recipe
4 bags hibiscus tea (such as Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger)
2 cups fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for serving
2 1/2 cups store-bought lemonade or Classic Lemonade
In a small saucepan, steep the tea and mint in 2 cups boiling water, using a wooden spoon to gently mash the mint; let cool. Discard the tea bags and mint. In a pitcher, combine the tea and lemonade. Serve over ice and garnish with the mint sprigs.