Flavored Lemonade Bar: Pitcher Recipes for a Party

Flavored lemonade recipes are easy to make for a party, with a few simple ingredients. Set up a lemonade bar with these 3 make-ahead pitcher drinks. Add alcohol for an adult drink, or serve as is for kids. Our flavor infusions include peach, strawberry, and spiced lemonade. And it all starts with a can of frozen lemonade concentrate.

3 pitchers of lemonade in different flavors with fresh lemons and fruit, outside

Nothing says summertime like a pitcher of lemonade. And it’s perfect for a party where you have people of all ages.

However, I have to confess. I’m not one to squeeze dozens of fresh lemons in order to make it homemade from scratch. If you’re serving a flavored lemonade bar for a party, you need shortcuts!

That’s why I’ve created 3 recipes that all start with a can of frozen lemonade concentrate. That means you can enjoy these all year round!

lemonade bar set up outside with 3 pitchers of different flavors, and fruit garnish

Self-Serve Bar

Set up a bar where guests can serve themselves using pitchers or drink dispensers. It’s like a grownup lemonade stand for a party!

How to Set Up a Flavored Lemonade Bar

You don’t need a lot of space to set up 3 pitchers of lemonade. Use a folding table or bring a small table from the indoors, out.

Use risers to create different levels so each flavor is easy to see and grab. Or you can arrange them on trays, in a single row.

pitchers of lemonade on wood trays, on white table with fresh fruit garnish

Use fresh fruit and flavorings as a visual cue so guests know what flavors are available. Or you can create signs or printables.

Cluster whole and sliced lemons and other fruit, on trays and in small bowls.

jars stacked in wire basket

Round up a bunch of 8-ounce jars to use as glasses. Put them in a basket so party guests can help themselves.

Add paper straws and cute jar toppers if you like.

PARTY TIP: These are family-friendly drinks but you can add vodka, gin, or tequila to make cocktails.

Easy Lemonade Pitcher Recipes

These easy recipes start with a can of lemonade concentrate (thawed) and then I add fruit and ingredients to get three different flavors.

Use regular water to mix these, or use sparkling mineral water for effervescence.

Make them up to a day ahead so flavors can fully develop and for make-ahead party prep.

peach lemonade in pitcher with peach and lemons garnish

Peach Lemonade

Easy peach lemonade combines our lemonade base with peach nectar for a delicious and refreshing drink. It’s ideal for a peach themed garden party. Garnish with fresh or frozen sliced peaches and sliced lemons.

strawberry lemonade in pitcher, surrounded by strawberries and lemons

Strawberry Lemonade

My easy strawberry lemonade recipe uses frozen strawberries so it can be enjoyed year round. Garnish with fresh strawberries and sliced lemons.

lemonade in pitcher with lemons and cinnamon sticks garnish

Spiced Lemonade

Traditional baking spices take this lemonade to the next level. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and other warming spices carry this recipe into fall and are perfect for a tailgate party. Garnish with lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.

More Lemonade Recipes

If you love the flavor of lemon in your drinks, you’re gonna want to try these drink recipes.

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3 pitchers of flavored lemonade recipes

Flavored Lemonade Recipes

Yield: 21 cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Set up a flavored lemonade bar with 3 pitchers of flavor infused lemonade. Serve strawberry, peach, and spiced lemonade for a crowd, with these easy make-ahead recipes.

Ingredients

Peach Lemonade

  • 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup peach nectar
  • 6 cups flat or sparkling water

Strawberry Lemonade

  • 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 7 cups flat or sparkling water

Spiced Lemonade

  • 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 7 cups flat or sparkling water

Garnish

  • fresh or frozen peach slices, strawberries, and lemons

Instructions

  1. For peach lemonade, combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir well.
  2. Refrigerate and add sliced peaches and lemons to pitcher before serving.
  3. For strawberry lemonade, add thawed strawberries to a blender and puree until smooth.
  4. Pour through a sieve into a pitcher, and help mash it through using a spatula.
  5. Add thawed lemonade concentrate and water and mix well.
  6. Chill and add strawberries and lemon slices to pitcher before serving.
  7. For spiced lemonade, add thawed concentrate to a small sauce pan.
  8. Add spices and turn on to medium-high heat.
  9. Keep an eye on the pan and bring it just to a simmering point. Do not boil.
  10. Let it simmer for about 1 minute, just to help dissolve the spices, though they will not fully dissolve.
  11. Remove and let cool completely.
  12. Add to pitcher with water and refrigerate.
  13. Garnish with lemon slices, cinnamon stick, and star anise if desired.

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