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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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Charlotte says …

I make my own version of iced tea lemonade: cold earl grey tea fresh lemon juice agave nectar/sugar crushed mint lots of ice

Lydia says …

Homemade ginger ale with mint. Delish!

Lisa says …

Water is so important during the summer, dehydration headaches are the worst. I have 3 kids (9, 2 and 4 months) The two older ones play so hard I try to get them to drink water to keep them hydrated. They do however love punch (hawaiian punch, ginger ale and rainbow sherbet) as a treat and I love a nice cold Blue Moon with an orange slice as a treat :)

Denise Campbell says …

I love anything citrus! But my power-packed refreshing drink is a concoction of 1 part lemonade or limeade, 1 part green goddess juice (or similar juice with chlorella and spirulina) and 1 part kombucha (any brand, any flavor you like). Then I add a packet of Emergen-C with 1000 mgs Vitamin C, plus Vitamin B and minerals. This plus a daily dose of raw, local honey does away with allergies and I haven't gotten sick once since starting this regimen! Plus it is delicious! But you have to make sure none of your juices has any HFCS or other junk!

Jessica says …

My daughter and I love to make fresh lemonade with fresh strawberries... Not only does it taste great it also looks wonderful!!!!

Heather Jones says …

Any drink with lime, margaritas come to mind!

Kimberly says …

Favorite of all Alabama time, green sherbert and ginger ale.

Alicia says …

My fave summer drink is kombucha! I keep my homemade batches in the fridge, so it's always cold and refreshing, and my store-bought bottles are great for road trips or parties. Since tea is my go-to drink in the winter, kombucha is a great cold alternative. But I do love lemonade too!

Christopher Sorel says …

sun tea with some can sugar in it with a bit of lemon is great

Carolin says …

My favorite summer drink is Sun Kissed lemonade. Its made with orange flower water and fresh mint. So refreshing in the heat!

Michael Wade says …

My wife and I love Sangria made the old fashioned way- without the added alcohol. We use a nice Petite Sirah and add freshly sliced orange, lemon, lime and strawberries along with some plum, blackberry and peaches. It's best to remove the skin of the citrus to avoid bitterness. To this, add a few tablespoons of confectioner's sugar and let it sit for a couple of days. Serve ice cold and add any other flavoring to taste (sodas or juices).

AmyAnne says …

I have four kids. Do you know what my favorite drink of the summer is? Sangria! It's practically a health food with all that fruit hanging around up in there and, bonus, it looks like punch so if I need tomove wine o'clock up a little early I can. Wohoo!

Jacki S says …

I love fresh lemonade too. I will make a batch and then mash some fresh berries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, with a little sugar to add to the lemonade to change it up a little.

lorinarlock says …

We love to sip faux cocktails on the patio when the weather turns warm. One of our faves is the Santa Cruz Cosmo: 1/4 cup Santa Cruz Cranberry Nectar 1/4 cup Santa Cruz Sparkling Lemonade Squeeze of fresh lime juice Fill a glass with ice, add the cranberry nectar, then the sparkling lemonade. Squeeze the lime over the top and give it a little swirl to mix.

Gayle Bell says …

Nothing hits the spot like a freshly brewed glass of iced tea on a hot summer day. I take water along when I go walking, but as soon as I come back through my door, I'm pouring the tea!

Melanie says …

Fresh squeezed lemonade and Tazo iced passion tea...the best in the summer....oh and lots of cold water :)

Nikki Smith says …

I love, love, love fresh squeezed lemonade! Pure and simple with water lemons and sugar!

chris swan says …

I love iced tea but lemonade is my second choice.

Terre says …

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade!

Trina E says …

My favorite beverage in the summer is sweet tea! Plus fresh squeezed lemonade at the fairs and festivals!

Isra says …

we love lemonade with a twist, we add watermelon and 1/4 cup of raspberries, blend it up add 1/2 c. lemonade and some sugar to taste, chill and drink..so refreshing!

Susan H. says …

My favorite summer drink is tea with lemonade, aka Arnold Palmer :)

lorinarlock says …

I should have mentioned in my previous comment, my fave is intended for an adult lemonade stand! But it is kid friendly.

Treva says …

I love lemonade! Fresh squeezed. It's the best. :)

Nicolle Hicks says …

Nothing better than homemade strawberry lemonade. Agave, lemons, strawberries and ice.. Dont forget the umbrella :-)

Holly says …

I love my orange blossom Tazo sweet and on ice!!

Sara says …

Arnie Palmer!

Jennifer Esquia says …

Coco-Mojo Cool (This is a variety of a kids friendly Mojito) 5 mint leaves 1 teaspoon of Turbinado sugar Juice of one lime 8.5 fl oz of O.N.E. Coconut water 1 cup of ice Crush mint leaves with sugar add lime juice and coconut water stir lightly, add ice Garnish with fresh mint and lime slices

Dee says …

I have several favorites, ice tea is a staple, often accented with herbs like lemon verbena or various mints from my garden. I also enjoy a nice wine spritzer with fresh fruit or a tall gin and tonic.

Betti G. says …

There is nothing better than homemade lemonade (water, sugar, lemons, and ice) especially when it's made with fresh picked lemons. It brings back all kinds of good summer memories!

Meggin Nilssen says …

Summer Brew 2 cans frozen lemonade 6 pack of your favorite "brew" (beer) 12 ounces vodka Mix the above ingredients in pitcher and serve over ice! Garnish with fresh slice lemons or limes or your favorite fresh fruit! I love this simple summer drink! It's easy, inexpensive and makes a large quantity which allows you to spend more time with your guests (which is what summer is all about)! Enjoy!

Evelyn says …

My favorite drink is homemade limeade. Mmm I love anything with limes!

Kecia says …

I love that lemonade stand basket! My favorite beverage is the fruit tea at Mere Bulles in Brentwood, but since I can't hang out there every day just to drink the fruit tea, I came up with my own recipe which is very similar. Step 8 black tea bags in six cups of water for 3-4 minutes, then remove tea bags. In a gallon container, combine 1 can frozen pineapple juice, 1 can frozen orange juice and 1 can frozen lemonade. Mix well, then add brewed tea. Add enough water to make one gallon. This will be a little strong, but perfect to serve over ice.

KatieR says …

We love Strawberry Lemonade on a hot summer day!

Sarah says …

My favorite is a drink my husband and I got at a country fair when we were dating. They called it the Lemon Shake-up. Fresh squeezed lemon juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, sugar, ice, and lots of pulp. Yu my and refreshing on a hot summer day!

Keri says …

We like to make homemade iced tea and sweeten it with either simple syrup or honey. Nothing fancy but it tastes great!

Teresa says …

I enjoy a fresh cup of ice tea mixed with lemonade.

Suzanne says …

Homemade lemonade with vegan sugar, fresh organic lemons and 365 water.

saveen says …

My favorite summertime treat is my mummy's mango milkshake: combine ice, milk, fresh ripe mango pulp/flesh, few leaves of mint, a pinch of fresh ground cardommon powder and blend away...delcious! Enjoy :)

Liz says …

Nothing is better than sitting on the back porch drinking sangria that has soaked all day long while the sun sets! 1 part red wine, 1 part sparkling juice with strawberries, grapes, pineapple, berries, and all the wonderful in season fruit!

Jenny says …

Homemade, super spicy iced chai with vanilla almond milk, yum !!!

@lovinmomma8 says …

My favorite summer drink is a smoothie and almost any fruity drink blended! ;) @lovinmomma8 on twitter Thanks for the chance to win..also love a good lemonade!..maybe blend that too. ;)

A. Stevens says …

Limeade and sassafras tea tie for my favorite summer drink.

Edamommy says …

I know everyone makes iced tea, but I make a special kind of iced tea that is actually really good for you. I discovered Brassica Tea, which contains the 'stuff' from broccoli which protects against cancer. They have it in all flavors, but I usually choose decaf green so I can also serve it to my first grader. The tea is delicious, has no caffeine, has a mild flavor (I don't use sweetener but I sometimes add mint), and I always feel refreshed and just a little healthier when I drink it.

bethany says …

Nothing tastes more refreshing than Homemade lemonade- lemons ice and sugar. Add a sprig of fresh mint and summer is served :)

su says …

best summer beverage? has to be lemon-lime yummy. this can be made with or without the vodka, depending on your target audience: 1 lemon 1 lime 1 orange seltzer water OR Sprite Zero OR Diet 7-Up sprig of mint (optional) Citrus vodka OR Rasberry vodka (optional and ONLY for adults!) ice muddle 1/2 lemon, 1/2 lime and 1/4 orange (or simply squeeze the juice out of the slices, and then twist the rinds to release the oils) **it's up to you if you want to leave the fruit in for color, or remove the rinds** add in your seltzer/sprite/7-up give a quick shake or stir pour over ice, twist in the mint leaf for garnish if using vodka, add this in at the same time you add the lemon-lime soda we call this a Yummy, because it is :)

Heidi Cable says …

I enjoy FRESH squeezed lemonade, with organic sugar, swirled to perfection with a nice amount of crushed ice to give that refreshing summer lift!!

Britt says …

My favorite summer beverage is cherry limeade. It's the perfect mix between sweet and tangy and is always refreshing. It's best made with fresh limes, maraschino cherries and for a little little bubbly kick club soda or sprite.

Megan says …

I love lemonade with club soda, and fresh raspberries. Yum..

Nicole says …

I love water with lemon verbena leaves.

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