Only two weeks left to go before the fourth of July. The summer is flying by. After making homemade ice cream earlier this summer, I really wanted to find more recipes that the boys could help me with! It had to be something easy and fast. Finally I decided on a red white and blue lemonade recipe.
Why red white and blue? Because fourth of July is coming up and if it turned out good I will be taking this to the many gatherings that we have.
This recipe actually has two versions, okay three. Sometimes I just can’t make up my mind. After playing around
with all of the versions I couldn’t decide on which to share. So I am sharing all of them!
Start with fourteen lemons. And a couple more for garnish.
This was the fun part 🙂 Cut them in half and squeeze. My two older boys took turns squeezing the juice out of the lemons.
Once you have that complete add two cups of sugar and 12 cups of water.
Stir and done!
Yes it really is that simple.
To add the red and blue stir in blueberries and cut up strawberries.
Earlier I said I had different versions 🙂
Let’s start with the grown-up one. Add one shot of vodka to 8 oz of lemonade. Sorry no picture of that. My kids were helping.
The third version? Add a little bit of 7-up for fizz and a bomb pop. This gives you the red white and blue for the fourth of July.
A festive lemonade drink for the fourth of July.
- 14 lemons
- 2 cups sugar
- 12 cups water
Cut the lemons in half and squeeze out of the juice. You may have to strain the juice to get any seeds out.
Add 2 cups of sugar
Add 12 cups of water
Serve with blueberries and cut up strawberries
Whichever way you decide to make this. It is delicious. So much better than the store bought or frozen version. Plus any time you can get your kids in the kitchen to help is an added win for me.
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