10 Ways to Drink and Eat Lemonade

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Food Network Kitchen’s 4Ingredient Frozen Lemonade Pie as seen on Food Network.

Food Network Kitchen’s 4Ingredient Frozen Lemonade Pie as seen on Food Network.

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Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

All at once sweet, tangy and tart, there’s simply nothing so refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade. It’s basically the official drink of summer but that’s just the beginning. Behold, 13 ways to enjoy lemonade, from drinks to dishes, all summer long.

To Eat

This is one of those showstopper recipes that’s so secretly simple you’ll never believe you only need a few ingredients to pull it off. The secret? A ready-to-go graham cracker pie crust saves the day.

Simply put, this is the yummiest way to make fresh fruit last a few minutes longer.

Food Network Kitchen’s Spring Strawberry Lemonade Lemon Bars , as seen on Food Network.

Food Network Kitchen’s Spring Strawberry Lemonade Lemon Bars , as seen on Food Network.

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Kate Mathis, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

A tender, buttery crust form the base of these crowd-pleasing bites.

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Betcha didn’t know you could use lemons to make the best fried chicken of the summer.

To Drink

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With only three ingredients, this is one of the simplest ways to make fresh berry lemonade.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The addition of fresh basil delivers a subtle floral taste.

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Full Recipe Name: Watermelon Lemonade Slushie

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A quick whirl in the blender is all that’s needed to turn frozen watermelon into a cool-down treat.

Chef Name: Ree Drummond

Full Recipe Name: Perfect Homemade Lemonade

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Full Recipe Name: Perfect Homemade Lemonade

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Consider this your go-to lemonade recipe. It’s got that ideal balance of sweet and sour flavors, it’s simple to make and it delivers delicious results every single time.

A sweet blueberry syrup adds bold color and flavor to this top-rated drink.

What a difference a splash of club soda makes!

Charity Curley Mathews is a contributor to InStyle, The Huffington Post and eHow Food and the founder of Foodlets.com, a food and parenting blog where every recipe is full of fresh ingredients, simple to make and kid-tested x4. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, four small kids, two puppies and 20,000 bees.

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