Garden Party Lemonade Recipe

Gluten Free Garden Party Lemonade Recipe

Some things are hard to swallow. Like bitter pills, over-cooked meat and one’s pride. I bring this up because until recently I thought I made the world’s best lemonade.

Mind you it was nothing fancy. Just pure water, fresh lemons, sugar and ice. No additions like pureed fruit or grenadine. In fact, I am somewhat of a purist when it comes to lemonade. I have always believed that the sweet tart elixir stood on its own. I was kind of a lemonade snob, if you will.

That was until a few days ago when I tasted a friend’s lemony, cucumber, dill concoction! Ahhh, so refreshing. I have found my new summer drink. This Gluten Free Garden Party Lemonade Recipe is like a trip to the spa. Somehow I feel virtuous drinking it. In my mind, the cucumber cancels out the sugar.

Although I tweaked my friend’s recipe a bit I cannot, alas, take the credit for this great summer drink.

So while my pride may be hard to swallow, this lemonade is certainly not!

Garden Party Lemonade

5 from 1 vote
Garden Party Lemonade Recipe
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Gluten Free Garden Party Lemonade Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 10 glasses
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 seedless cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 2 sprigs of fresh dill roughly chopped
  • ¾ - 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 4 cups water
  • Optional garnishes – lemon slices, dill sprigs, cucumber spears


  • Put lemon juice, cucumber, dill, sugar (start with ¾ cup – you can add more later if you want it sweeter), ice and about 1 cup of water in a blender. Blend for about a minute. Pour into a pitcher and mix with the rest of the water. Taste and add more sugar if desired. If I add more sugar, I pour some of the lemonade back into the blender and add the sugar to that, whirl for a few seconds and then stir it into the rest of the mixture.
  • Pour over ice, garnish with any, all or none of the optional garnishes and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Garden Party Lemonade Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 16g18%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Cucumbers Dill Garden Juice Lemon Lemonade Non-Alcoholic Recipe Summer
  1. glamah16
    June 1, 2008

    I would probally like this. Like a Pimms Cup has cucumber in ti and oddly it tastes good. Most unusual.I bet its a thirst quencher.

  2. White On Rice Couple
    June 1, 2008

    It takes a real man, woman in this case, to swallow their pride and admit defeat. This dill infused beverage does look like a winner, but from the purist perspective, I still choose your straight up lemonade as the best!

  3. Precious Pea
    June 1, 2008

    Looks really refreshing. Perfect drink for those living in tropical places like me. I will give this a try.

  4. Nick
    June 1, 2008

    Lemon aide snob? You must be one if you spell it “lemon aide” =)! I’m sure yours is just as good. Although I recently found cucumbers to be a very interesting drink addition. I had a cucumber martini a little while ago with a high quality soju that was incredible and was recently served cucumber water at a restaurant. I was mighty impressed!

  5. Peter G
    June 2, 2008

    What a refreshing alternative Carol. And dill too? Sounds perfect for the warmer months.

  6. Emiline
    June 2, 2008

    Yum! It sounds delicious. It’s really different. I think all foodies would love this.

    I tried making lemonade last summer, and it was AWFUL. So sour it burned my throat.

  7. Jescel
    June 2, 2008

    wow, this sounds so refreshing. i will try this next time..

  8. chou
    June 2, 2008

    Dill, hmmm. It sounds yummy. And different. I like lemonade with thyme in it . . . but I can’t wait to try this.

  9. dd03
    June 2, 2008

    ok…that sounds downright delicious!

    will give it a try some time!

  10. Travis Ingersoll
    June 3, 2008

    I would have never thought of mixing dill and cucumber into lemon aide, but it sounds delicious! Looking forward to trying this one out:)

  11. Sheltie Girl
    June 3, 2008

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I have to admit to having a deep love for dill. I put it in all my tossed salads. I’ll have to give this a try, since it will give me another way to get my daily dose of dill.

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

  12. Cynthia
    June 4, 2008

    For a lemon aide snob to crown this new concoction, it must be something special. Will definitely give it a try.

  13. Tiffany
    June 6, 2008

    That sounds so refreshing! Great for an outdoor party. I looove lemonaide, and I have always considered myself a snob in that way as well ;)

  14. My Sweet & Saucy
    June 11, 2008

    Thanks so much for checking out my blog! This Garden Party Lemon Aide looks delicious! Perfect for a party!

  15. Steph
    September 27, 2008

    this was amazing! i was a bit skeptical at first, but i loved it! so refreshing! i halved the recipe, and drank it all!

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