Green Lemonade

Green Lemonade

The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 drink
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
341 Calories
1g Fat
86g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 341
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 68g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 225mg 1,125%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 911mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A tall glass of lemonade is a refreshing treat on warm days. When you want something a little different or special, it's easy to give it some pizazz. The Green Lemonade fits the bill perfectly and everyone can enjoy this fun and fruity green mocktail recipe.

The recipe is quite simple. It combines your favorite lemonade with limeade along with fresh kiwi. It comes together in just a matter of minutes and is an invigorating drink for spring and summer.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Green Lemonade ingredients

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  2. Muddle the kiwi and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

    Muddle the kiwi and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker

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  3. Add ice, lemonade, and limeade.

    Add ice, lemonade, and limeade to the cocktail shaker

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  4. Shake well.

    shake the cocktail shaker

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  5. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.

    Strain cocktail into a highball glass filled with fresh ice

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  6. Garnish with a kiwi slice or lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

    Green Lemonade in a glass, garnished with a kiwi slice

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Recipe Variation

Want to Spike It?

While this drink is designed to be non-alcoholic, there is no reason you can't spike it as you see fit. The top choice has to be a Blanco tequila because the drink already has that margarita-like feel.

A vodka is always a sound option for the mocktail-to-cocktail conversion. Yet, you might want to make it more interesting with a flavored vodka like citrus or strawberry.

If rum is your summer liquor of choice, it works very well in the Green Lemonade, too. Stick with white or aged rums to retain the drink's smoothness. Spiced rum is too much of a contrast, though coconut or mango rum could be quite fun.

Use the Freshest Lemonade and Limeade

The Lemonade and Limeade. For the freshest Green Lemonade, take a few minutes to make a large batch of both the lemonade and limeade. Limeade is made the same way as fresh-squeezed lemonade, you'll just use fresh lime juice. These are excellent to keep in stock in your refrigerator and enjoy on their own or to mix up a quick Green Lemonade whenever you like. 

If you do choose to buy either, look for the freshest options at the store. Many are filled with excess sugars or artificial ingredients and leave a bit to be desired when it comes to flavor.

The nice thing about making your own is that you can control the sweet-sour balance to suit your taste. You can also use sugar substitutes to make the drink a little healthier or diet-friendly.

There's a Trick to Peeling Kiwi 

Kiwis are fun fruits and they're available year-round. The key to adding them to drinks is to remove the fuzzy peel. If you've ever attempted this, you know that it's not easy. However, there is an ingenious little trick to quickly peeling kiwi that you'll definitely want to try.