DIY Lemonade Stands for Kids + Adults-Only Sips for You

When life hands you lemons, start a lucrative lemonade business.

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Today's youth are smart, savvy and spirited. Look at Moziah Bridges, the 15-year-old CEO of Mo's Bows and 12-year-old Cory Nieves, the CEO and head of distribution for Mr. Cory's Cookies. Why save a good idea for adulthood when you can do it now?

So, what does this have to do with lemonade, you may be wondering? Everything. August 20 is Lemonade Day, a day devoted to teaching kids the power of entrepreneurship. According to the official Lemonade Day website, "[it's] a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business — a lemonade stand [...] Our mission is to help today's youth to become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow." Find your city and set up shop.

INSPIRING DIY LEMONADE STANDS

Lovely lemonade

Lovely lemonade

The purple and yellow work so nicely together in this lavender lemonade stand.

Photo by: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo by Sam Henderson

Kids' Lemonade Stand

Kids' Lemonade Stand

Create a fun and entertaining handmade outdoor lemonade stand for the kids'. It will offer hours of entertainment.

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Deek Diedricksen shows how to build a folding lemonade stand.
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Photo by: Sarah Dorio

Sarah Dorio

5 LEMON-Y ADULTS-ONLY DRINKS

Triple-Lemon Float

Boozy Floats

Boozy Floats

Sprakling Lemonade Float

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

You only need four ingredients for this creamy, fizzy lemon concoction.

Frozen Pink Lemonade Shandy

Fresh strawberries, citrus and summer shandy create a nice, frozen refresher.

Boozy Berry Patch Lemonade

Blackberries, strawberries, whiskey and tart lemonade blend for a sweet summer sip.

Peach Lemonade Punch

Peach Lemonade Punch

Peach Lemonade Punch

Make peach lemonade punch for a refreshing summer cocktail.

Photo by: Nolet's Gin

Nolet's Gin

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups gin (we used NOLET's Silver Gin)
  • 2 1/4 liters lemonade
  • 3/4 cup elderflower liqueur
  • 2 bags frozen peaches

Preparation

Mix all ingredients in an infusion jar and stir. Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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The Magic Hat Cocktail

The Magic Hat Cocktail

Learn how to make this refreshing summer cocktail that mixes gin, aperol, fruits and lemonade over ice.

Photo by: Marianne Canada

Marianne Canada

Combine all the right flavors for a sweet and fruity taste with the perfect bitter note.

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