06/26/2012 10:10 am ET Updated Aug 20, 2014

20 Better Ways To Drink Lemonade

The young chef

Lemonade is the perfect combination of tart and sweet, making it just the right refreshment to quench your thirst in the dead of summer. But the classic lemonade -- a simple combination of lemon juice, sugar and water -- is really just the starting point for so many improved lemonade recipes.

While sometimes simple is good, often times more is better. And that's how we feel about lemonade recipes. Why go for plain lemon when you can add a boozy element with whiskey? Or a fruity flavor with watermelon? Click through the slideshow below for 20 twists on the classic lemonade recipe.

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