Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade is sweet and tart for a perfect, cold summery drink that only has a few ingredients.

If you are looking for other fun ways to get creative with lemonade, my 8 Different Homemade Lemonade Recipes, Classic Homemade Lemonade (this is my go to classic with a secret step to make it amazing, and Made to Order Lemonade aka Fresh Lemon Shake-ups all have different flavors and ways to serve a delicious lemon drink!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

I made a delicious strawberry rhubarb lemonade to share today. I’ve been making fresh made-to-order lemonades at the farmer’s market for the last month and each week I bring a few “flavors” besides the traditional lemonade. I’ve made strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, and strawberry rhubarb lemonade and they have all been awesome. The strawberry rhubarb has gotten great feedback and people are always really intrigued by the idea because most have never thought of the this classic combo in a drink.

Friends, it is delicious! It’s sweet but the tart from rhubarb compliments all that lemon in just the right way. I highly recommend making this when you have the chance. We love it! Plus you just feel fancy telling people what it is.

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade in a glass with a glass of ice

Should I Use Fresh Lemon Juice or Bottled?

Fresh lemon juice is much better tasting and I’m going to strongly recommend it. It’s going to take about 6 average-sized lemons to make a cup of lemon juice. If you are in a pinch and really need some lemonade you can use bottled lemon juice. Costco sells this Organic Italian Volcano lemon juice (it’s about $8 for 2 big bottles) and it’s the best when it comes to bottled lemon juice. Some of the other brands are a little bitter and have an after taste (though I’ve still used them in a pinch – when you need some lemonade, you just need some lemonade!).

How Can I Make My Lemonade More Tart?

Adjust the ratios of sugar, lemon juice, and water to your liking. I have made these homemade lemonade recipes pretty standard, but if you like your lemonade more tart, add more lemon juice or reduce the amount of sugar. Play with it a little!

Should I Use Fresh or Frozen Fruit to Make Lemonade?

You can use fresh or frozen fruit for these recipes. Because you are boiling most of the fruit, it won’t matter either way! That makes the recipes super convenient in my book.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade is sweet and tart for a perfect, cold summery drink that only has a few ingredients. Made with fresh strawberries and rhubarb, this simple summer drink is the best way to beat the heat!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 cups


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups rhubarb, trimmed and cut into chunks
  • 1 pint strawberries, stems removed and cut in half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, about 6 lemons
  • 3-4 cups ice
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  • In a medium pot add the water, rhubarb, strawberries and sugar. Heat over medium high heat, stirring often until the mixture starts to boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and roughly crush the berries and rhubarb with a potato masher or the back for a wooden spoon. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press the solids against the strainer to get as much liquid out of them as you can. Discard the solids (or feed them to your chickens) and refrigerate the liquid until it is cool.
  • When you are ready to serve add the cold strawberry rhubarb liquid and lemon juice to a large pitcher and stir together. Add the ice and stir again. Serve right away. Garnish with lemon slices and/or sliced strawberries if you’d like.


It works great to get the strawberry rhubarb juice made a day or two in advance. Just keep it in the fridge and stir everything together right before you are going to serve it.


Serving: 1 of 8 cups, Calories: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.4g, Saturated Fat: 0.04g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 232mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 48IU, Vitamin C: 50mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade in a glass with a lemon to the side
Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade with ice and a lemon and strawberry slice in it

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This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated in August 2019.

Try this Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade for a sweet and sour twist on traditional lemonade that tastes like summer!

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  1. Jessica Durham says:

    This lemonade was absolutely incredible! I made it over and over this summer. Kids and adults couldn’t get enough of it. This has now surpassed my previous go-to regular lemonade from here.

  2. Inger @ Art of Natural Living says:

    Wow, like a blend of my strawberry limeade and rhubarb lemonade. Equally delicious I’m sure! Yes, so many delicious summer beverages, so little time!