Instantly Fresh Lemonade for Grilling Season

Warm weather and Memorial Day are greatly anticipated after a record cold winter, and so is fresh lemonade. If you’re a lemonade lover, you’ll likely drink gallons of this ultra-refreshing drink over the summer. These days, variations on lemonade are standard, but having a variety of fresh herbs on hand can be tricky. Litehouse Instantly Fresh Herbs are easy to have on hand. I’ve discovered, too, that these herbs make fresh lemonade something quite special!

 Fresh Lemonade Pairings Perhaps you’re chuckling at the thought of pairing lemonade with your favorite grilled foods? Consider this: Litehouse Instantly Fresh Sage or Litehouse Instantly Fresh Basil lemonade pairs amazingly with grilled red meats such as burgers or ribs. Like wine brings out the flavors of certain cheeses, these herbs are a great complement to the flavors in red meat. Litehouse Instantly Fresh Lemongrass flavored lemonade tastes great with light meats like grilled shrimp and grilled tuna. Try Litehouse Instantly Fresh Ginger lemonade with grilled chicken You can also just serve several herbs for an assortment of flavored lemonade to offer your guests with any meal

Instantly Fresh Lemonade Lemons and Herbs Instantly Fresh Lemonade Lemons and Herbs


Making fresh lemonade with Litehouse Instantly Fresh Herbs is as easy as rehydrating the herbs in a small bowl with water then pouring them into your pitcher (or blender) with lemon juice and sweetener (I used Stevia).  Woody herbs, such as ginger and lemongrass, should be infused and strained before adding to the lemonade. Strain the leafy herbs (sage and basil) as well or add ice and make the lemonade in a blender for a smooth, slushy result. As long as there are lemons in the fruit bowl and Litehouse Instantly Fresh Herbs in the pantry, you’ll always have ingredients for cooling refreshing, flavorful Instantly Fresh Lemonade for your summer grilling parties.  Try Instantly Fresh Lemonade this summer at your grilling parties. You’ll love the results!

Use Litehouse Herbs for easy, quick lemonade preparation Use Litehouse Herbs for easy, quick lemonade preparation


Instantly Fresh Lemonade

Serves 4 | Finish in 10-20 minutes

The beverages you serve at your outdoor cookouts should be as exciting as your grilled food. Infuse fresh lemonade with Litehouse Instantly Fresh Herbs for refreshing, flavorful drinks to pair with grilled meats and seafood.


2 tablespoons Litehouse Instantly Fresh Sage Instantly Fresh,
Basil Instantly Fresh Ginger or Instantly Fresh Lemongrass,
2 ounces of room temperature water,
Juice of six fresh lemons,
4 cups cool water,
1 ounce (6 teaspoons) Stevia or ½ cup sugar,


1. Place your choice of herb in a small bowl. Add room temperature water and allow herbs to rehydrate for 2-3 minutes.

2. If using Instantly Fresh Basil or Instantly Fresh Sage, immediately strain the herbs through cheesecloth and allow the infused liquid to flow into a serving pitcher. Add lemon juice, water, sweetener, and stir to blend ingredients. If using Instantly Fresh Ginger or Instantly Fresh Lemongrass, allow the herbs to sit in the room temperature water for up to 15 minutes.

3. Strain the herbs and add infused liquid to serving pitcher. Add remaining ingredients and stir to blend.

4. Chill in refrigerator or serve over ice.

5. Blender Option: Follow directions above. Add ice before blending and blend at high speed for a slushy drink.

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