A Charming Lemonade Stand for Adults!

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Create a charming lemonade stand for adults with spiked lemonade, homemade syrups and charming details! This is a great summer party idea for any gathering.

white lemonade stand with homemade syrups, lemon wreath, flowers.

I love a good lemonade stand as much as a 5-year-old, but I decided to give it a charming twist that’s better suited for adults! So, we created a lemonade stand for adults where you and your guests can add homemade flavors to spiked lemonade!

How perfect for a summer party or wedding, right?! If you ever had spike lemonade you know how refreshing it is. It’s actually one of my favorite, simple cocktails to make.

Homemade syrups with kiwi, grapefruit and pineapple ginger.

For this lemoande stand, we made four, delicious homemade syrups to add extra flavor and sweetness. You can create flavrs like kiwi, grapefruit, blackberry, and a pineapple-ginger.

See all of the recipes for the syrups below. Here are the bottles we used to serve the syrups.

Lemonade in a giant yellow pitcher.

How to Make Spiked Lemonade

Use our lemonade recipe below. It’s very lightly sweetened so when you add the syrups you can determine how sweet you want it.

We added in vodka but you could also use gin or tequila. Another option is to leave it out and have it next to the lemonade for geusts to add their own spirit.

Glasses full of spiked lemonade.

Lemonade Stand Decorations

A sign on a lemonade stand.

We used the P-touch Embellish Ribbon and Tape Printer for the charming label touches. This machine allows for easy decor and labeling. You can label the syrup bottles, make drink stirs and even use it for signs.

For the sign, we used the sticky ribbon to print on, cut it, and then applied it to a rustic piece of wood. It’s such a fun and easy way to make a mini-sign!

Wreath with faux lemons.
Close up photos of flowers.
Lemons in a wreath

Add a beautiful statement piece that makes the lemonade stand beautiful! We chose to do this with a lemon wreath. I had my friend and florist make this lemon wreath and beautiful flower arrangement to add a touch of charm and class to the lemonade stand.

labels with flavors of simple syrups

This definitely steps it up and makes it fully acceptable for all adults to enjoy.

spiked lemonade in vintage glasses.

Ather small details are the lemon-shaped napkins, gold paper straws and beautiful glassware in yellow and green.

green macrons on a white bowl.

Add some special treats to the bar like lemon-shaped cookies, macarons or serve lemon sorbet in lemons!

lemon sorbet in carved out lemons.

We made homemade coconut lemon sorbet that was so tasty and satisfying! It’s a little like a lemon slushie. For an extra charming touch, serve them in the frozen lemon halves we used to squeeze the juice.

lemon sorbet in lemons

We also labeled the lemon coconut sorbet, and I adore how it turned out! Such a charming detail that people notice and so easy to do.

lemon sorbet in a lemon.
spiked lemonade in yellow vintage glasses.

Have bowls of fresh berries and sliced lemons to garnish the spiked lemonade cocktails.

Making a lemonade stand for adults is so simple to do and they can serve themselves. Just add the already made lemonade into a glass, add a flavored syrup and some vodka and that’s it!

Pouring blackberry syrup in a glass.

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Homemade syrups in glasses with gold spouts.

How to Make Homemade Syrup for Lemonade

We have a guide on making simple syrups here and go into detail about making them. Here are the quick recipes we used to make these special syrups for this lemonade stand.

Blackberry Syrup

1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup blackberries. Boil everything until sugar is dissolved. Let the mixture sit with blackberries for 30 minutes to cool, then muddle, strain through a mesh strainer, and pour into a glass bottle.

Grapefruit Syrup

1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 1/2 cup grapefruit juice bring everything to a boil until sugar has dissolved. Let it sit to room temperature, then pour it into a glass bottle.

Pineapple Ginger

Pineapple Ginger – 1 cup ginger juice, 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved, then let sit until cooled. Pour into a glass bottle.

Kiwi Syrup

1 cup water, 2 kiwis cut, peel removed. Boil everything until sugar is dissolved. Let mixture sit with kiwi for 30 minutes to cool, then muddle, strain through mesh strainer, and pour into glass bottle.

We hope you’re inspired to make a special lemonade stand for your adult friends!! Have fun with it and enjoy your party while your friends make their own cocktail!

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Homemade Lemonade

A recipe for lightly sweetened lemonade to use for a lemonade stand.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 1/4 cup lemon juice , fresh-squeezed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water


  • In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and 2 cups of water to a simmer until the sugar melts. 
  • While the sugar is melting, squeeze the fresh lemons until you reach 1 1/4 cup lemon juice.
  • In a pitcher, add in the lemon juice, 4 cups cold water, sugar mixture.
  • Stir to mix, add slices on lemons and ice when you're ready to serve. 


To make a spiked version of lemonade add in 1/2- to 1 cup vodka or gin.
You can also leave a bottle of vodka next to the lemaonde so guests can spike their own. 


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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