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THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND WE'LL BE ANNOUNCING A WINNER SOON. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE COMMENTS! When summer gives you lemons, we say make one of summer’s best coolers: lemonade! When the heat is on and the kids are looking for something to do this summer, a lemonade stand may be just the answer for fun and a sure-fire thirst-quenching activity. Lemonade stands are synonymous with summer and can teach kids a few business skills, get them outdoors and even help them support a good cause by donating the proceeds. Ready for business? Perfect for the young entrepreneur in us all, this gift basket contains everything you need to serve up lemonade with a smile. Enter your comment by June 14th telling us how you make your favorite summer beverage for a chance to win our Summer’s Best Lemonade Stand Gift Basket. One winner will be randomly selected to receive the Summer’s Best Lemonade Stand Gift Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card so you can pick up fresh lemons and other special ingredients to make your stand the best. Here’s what you’ll find in the basket:
  • 2 BPA-free Reusable Cups with Straw
  • Good Grips Large Wooden Slotted Spoon
  • Good Grips Large Wooden Spoon
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Cane Sugar
  • 365 Everyday Value Clear Plastic Cups
  • Good Grips Citrus Juicer
  • Simply Organic Cocoa Brownie Mix
  • Dr. Oetker Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade
  • Santa Cruz Organic Cherry Lemonade
So tell us about your favorite summer beverage in the comments below by June 14th for a chance to win a lemonade stand gift basket. Enjoy Summer’s Best! THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND WE'LL BE ANNOUNCING A WINNER SOON. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE COMMENTS!

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Danielle Hull says …

My favorite is sweet tea, but I'm cutting back on sugar, so I've been buying lemons and limes to squeeze into my water.

Alyssa says …

My favorite summer drink is fresh watermelon juice! Had it a lot while doing humanitarian work abroad. Best. Drink. Ever. Although, no matter how hard I try, I can't exactly replicate the yummy stuff I had then.

Larry Hance says …

Arnold Palmers all around

Rachel says …

Fresh brewed mint tea from my garden with organic honey and homemade strawberry ice cubes!

Stacey K says …

Love me some lemonade and ice tea - nothing better any day of the week!

MA says …

Mojitos! There are good recipes by Michael Chiarello and Tyler Florence. They are amazing.

Kerri says …

I enjoy brewing tea and having lots of ice on hand. My favorite is Tazo Passion tea for the summer.

Mark S says …

Club soda with a lime is always delicious and refreshing. My wife and I have also been trying all the different flavors of the Santa Cruz organic lemonade and it is quite delicious.

brenda foley says …

Summer means homemade hot brewed iced tea, with organic sugar and organic lemons.

Stephanie Caron says …

Smoothies!!!! I use 1 cup of strawberries 3/4 Cup of spring water A few splenda 1 banana 5 Ice cubes 1 cup of fat free vanilla yogurt mmmm Strawberry Banana smoothies!! Low fat and so refreshing!

Heather says …

I have a strawberry lemonade recipe I've been wanting to try, but it's hard to change when the standard lemonade is so refreshing in the summer.

Christine says …

Nothing can beat a margarita in the summertime.

Tonya C says …

My Family And Friends Alike Have Come Accustomed to My Famous Tea, I Will more than Likely Add Lemonade to my Summer Beverage.My recipe For My Tea Is 2-Large Tea Bags, 1 cinnamon stick for Steaping,1/2 cup of Welches Flavored Juice, And an Additional 1/2 cup OF Sugar. Once I boil a small Pot of water, I remove it from the Stove, add the Cinamon stick and Tea Bags. cover with a lid allow to Sit covered for 20 min. In the Mean time add your Juice and sugar to your Jug, Once the Tea has steaped for 20 min, Drain tea bags remove cinnamon stick and Discard. Add steaped tea to sugar and welches and Water to Jug, Shake to mix throughly Wha_lah.Enjoy It will Blow you away, In a Good Way!!!!

lynne cahill says …

Iced cold lemonade,tons of ice,a chilled glass-it doesnt get better than that as a summer treat!

Kimberly M. says …

I'm Southern so iced tea is always on the menu, but especially so in summer!

Koatney says …

Green tea with mint & honey. Truly quench your thirst on a hot summer day.

Jodee Rajkowski says …

I make my own ice cubes with fresh mint and I toss those into my sun tea! Delicious!!!!

Margaret says …

My favorite summer, winter, and fall beverage is a summery homemade margarita. The key ingredient is real fresh squeezed limes. After that, it's great fun to improvise with summer fruits such as watermelon and strawberries. The possibilities are endless.

karen sacksteder says …

1/2 Lemonade and 1/2 sprite with small amount of cherry juice mix together with lemon and lime slices floating in it! pour over ice!!

kim creaney says …

Moms are always looking for treats that our kids will like and that are good for their growing bodies and minds. Lemonade, made with real,wholesome ingrediants, is the all around winner!My son is 13, 5 ft. 9 in. tall and always outside rnning, roller blading, swimming etc. He gets hot, sweaty and THIRSTY! He has always loved lemonade, or lemonlade as he called it when he was little. Bring on summer and bring on lots of ice cold lemonade!

jim c says …

Tazo passion-ditto

Mary Skinner says …

My favorite summer beverage has got to be freshly brewed iced tea with a mint sprig and wedge of lemon (no sugar for me). It a clear and clean taste, and if the tea is organic we are even getting a healthy kick to it!

Terri says …

Nothing says summer like a nice tall glass of white sangria loaded with fresh fruit!

Robert says …

Sweet tea.... what else would it be! Cool and refreshing!

robin says …

Do snow cones count as a beverage? We have a fun little snow cone maker. We add fresh fruit to flavor the icy treats. We love Whole Foods!

Tammie says …

My favorite Summertime beverage is Mike's Hard Pomegranite Punch or a chocolate milksahake.

Helen says …

Fresh fruit smoothie--preferably with mangoes, peaches and frozen yogurt.

Adrienne Wilson says …

We spiff up all our favorite beverages with local fresh produce over the summer. Add fresh picked blueberries from Jones Farms to a tall glass of lemonade, or chunks of watermelon and sprigs of mint to sparkling water. Don't forget to garnish Bloody Marys at your next cookout with selections from your backyard garden like: sugar snap peas, swiss chard, cherry tomatoes & herbs. Any drink is enhanced with fresh fruit or veg!

Gail says …

I like smoothies made with fresh or frozen fruit, plain yogurt, a touch of honey and some ice.

Linda Wakeley says …

Add a bottle of vodka and you're good to go for an adult lemonade party.

Maureen Sanchirico says …

I quart fresh strawberries 3 cups of cold water 3/4 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice with pulp 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups chilled club soda Puree the strawberries. Combine in a pitcher with water, lemon juice, and sugar; stir until dissolved. Add club soda and serve over ice. Makes four cups.

Clara says …

Lemonade is delicious! I like it when it hasn't been sweetened. You just don't need any extra sugar at all, it is best just as it is. Drinks that have been over-sugared are just sickeningly sweet and actually make you more thirsty than before. For just plain and simple thirst quenching, I prefer cool, clear water!

Amy says …

Can't go wrong with lemonade!! :)

Jen says …

Fresh squeezed lemons and spring water. We like it tart so we add a little simple syrup (sugar boiled in water). Served over ice in a tall glass with a sprig of mint.

Stacey says …

My favorite Beverage is Lemonade or Half Lemonade and Half Ice Tea...so refreshing.

Ellen says …

Lemonade with fresh, organic strawberries by day. Vodka with any flavor Izze beverage by night.

Alex says …

raspberry limeade. So refreshing!

Daisy says …

Favorite drink for the kids...blend @ cup and a half of fruit (strawberry is great!) with @ 4 cups water, pour through sieve so it's just juice, add very small amount of agave or honey, and you've got a great juice drink. We love to add the juice of a lime when we make it w/ strawberries! The kids love it! Works with all kinds of fruits, too.

jaimee says …

i love love love the 1/2 sweetened iced tea, 1/2 lemonade combo...nothing reminds me more of my childhood or humid nights catching fireflies like this drink does!! ;) Happy summer everyone!

Coral says …

sparkling water with slices or lemon or lime. I also like to add some juice (orange or cranberry) to the sparkling water to give it a little extra flavor. Iced tea is also a favorite - I usually use a fruity tea and add some agave nectar to sweeten it up a little.

resham says …

So, we have 2 favorite lemonades - one is store bought, organic Santa Cruz lemonade. I love the original, my husband and oldest son love the mango lemonade, and my daughter and other son love teh cherry lemonade. It doesn't matter what the flavor is, though, because we all love all of them. Then, the 2nd favorite is our homemade lemonade. We use brown sugar, fresh mint, and fresh lemons. Just 3 ingredients, but it is so yummy!!!!!

HL WONG says …

My favorite summer beverage is Strawberry Banana Smoothie. (perfect if you already stock up berry from April Strawberry Sale @ WholeFoods) Tools Needed: blender. Ingredients: handful of frozen strawberries; 1 banana; 1 cup ice; splash of orange juice; 2tsp of truvia natural sweetener. Put all ingredients into the blender then mix until smooth. (If you don't have a blender, then forgo the banana, add more orange juice and sparkling water, then mix it with a spoon ^v^) I hope you enjoy this drink as much as I have.

Natalie says …

Homemade limeade is hands down our favorite summertime beverage. Easy to make and very refreshing!

Anna Marie Y. says …

My favorite summer drink is a Gin & Tonic, but my kids' all-time favorite is lemonade, for sure!

Rita R. says …

mint lemonade is nice refreshing :)

Maria says …

My favorite drink is terere ! This is mate made with cold water and lemons !

Kaitlyn Schisler says …

Some freezing cold ice tea!!

Jayne Homsher says …

I love fresh lemonade with mint added! Crushed ice helps the lemonade and the mint get to the perfect drinkability! Have to have a snickerdoodle cookie with this as well! And of course thinly sliced lemons to decorate each glass....summer is finally here everyone after the long winter and spring we have endured. Time to drink up sunshine!

chelsey says …

ice tea and lemonade...or any delicious juice that can be loaded with fresh fruit or mint!

Kristen says …

I came up with a strawberry lemonade green smoothie to make my husband happy while getting him to be healthier. 4 strawberries, juice from 1 lemon, small handful of spinach, agave or stevia to sweeten if you like. Mix in blender, adding water slowly until you reach desired thickness. Serve over ice and enjoy immediately. Its so tangy and refreshing! Hubby loves this and actually gets some green in his diet because he can't taste the spinach :)

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