There’s Only One Problem With Beyonce’s Lemonade Recipe

In case you missed it, on Saturday Beyonce released “Lemonade, ” a 12 -track visual album that captured the entire world’s attention when it debuted on HBO.

Woven between songs were interludes of spoken word, one of which captured the attention of our food-loving hearts — a recipe for her grandmother’s lemonade.

Take one pint of water
Add half a pound of sugar
The juice of 8 lemons
The zest of half a lemon
Pour the water from one jug then into the other several times
Strain through a clean napkin

Now, we’re sure this recipe is delicious. But half a pound of sugar sounds like a lot — it equates to about 1 1/8 cups. And now that Beyonce’s got us thirsty for lemonade, we’re hoping for a version that won’t send us ricochetting off the walls.

We excavated up 12 of our favorite homemade lemonade recipes that require a little less sugar.( And of course, you can also adjust the amount yourself .) Take your picking, and let us know your favorite.

1 Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade

James Ransom/ Food5 2

Get the Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade recipe by TheRunawaySpoon via Food5 2

2 Lavender Lime-Lemonade

Happy Healthy Life

Get the Lavender Lime-Lemonade recipe by Happy Healthy Life

3 Whiskey Lemonade Recipe With Honey Simple Syrup


Get the Whiskey Lemonade Recipe with Honey Simple Syrup recipe by Foodiecrush

4 Fresh Peach Lemonade

Fearless Homemaker

Get the Fresh Peach Lemonade recipe by Fearless Homemaker

5 Ginger Lemonade

The young chef

Get the Ginger Lemonade recipeby The young cook via Food5 2

6 Strawberry Lemonade


Get the Strawberry Lemonade recipe by Laylita

7 Grapefruit Lemonade

A Beautiful Mess

Get the Grapefruit Lemonade recipe by A Beautiful Mess

8 Lavender Lemonade

Simply Recipes

Get the Lavender Lemonade recipe by Simply Recipes

9 Watermelon Lemonade


Get the Watermelon Lemonade recipe by mtlabor via Food5 2

10 Lightly Sweetened Sparkling Meyer Lemonade

Oh My Veggies

Get the Lightly Sweetened Sparkling Meyer Lemonade recipe by Oh My Veggies

11 Frozen Mint Lemonade

The Shiksa in the Kitchen

Get the Frozen Mint Lemonade recipe by The Shiksa in the Kitchen

12 Basil Lemonade

Inspiring Pretty

Get the Basil Lemonade recipe by Inspiring Pretty

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