Sweet Thangs: National Lemonade Day Recipes


This may be a little known fact, but August 20 is National Lemonade Day and though that sounds like another moment of praise for Beyonce, it’s not.  Well, not solely. I’m actually listening to Pray You Catch Me as I type.  Anyway, I digress.

To celebrate the occasion, I joined my favorite set of talk show hosts, Rashan Ali, Trina Braxton, Quad Webb-Lunceford and guest host Egypt Sherrod on Sister Circle TV and decided to shake up a few recipes to ensure the world embraced the juicy, little sweet tart with the revelry it deserved.

Drink ingredients, minus measurements because that’s up to you, and video clip below!  Enjoy!

Sweet & Low

  • Fresh Lemon Juice

  • Raw Honey

  • Spring Water 

Combine raw honey and spring water and boil until liquefied.  Add to lemon juice to taste.

Bajan Sip

  • Old-Fashioned Lemonade

  • Flying Fish Ginger Tonic (available at hudsonreginald.com)

  • Sparkling Water

Combine lemonade and ginger tonic.

Add sparkling water.

Southern Brunch

  • Angostura Bitters 

  • Old-Fashioned Lemonade

  • Hennessy V.S

  • Prosecco 

Coat bottom of glass with angostura bitters.  Add old-fashioned lemonade and two ounces of Hennessy VS cognac.  Shake and pour into glass. Top with Prosecco.

Hennessy Mango Basil Lemonade

  • Hennessy VS

  • Lemon Juice

  • Mango Puree

  • Simple Syrup

  • Soda

Shake all liquid except soda water, and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with Soda water and garnish with a Basil leaf and a lemon wheel.

Drink up!