Juice Recipes

For the healthiest start to your day, or as part of a detox, these fresh juice recipes can't be beat. They're quick and easy to make. And when you control what goes into your juice, you can be sure to use the freshest healthiest ingredients, from apples to blueberries and citrus to spinach, even our homemade vegetable juice recipes are packed with fruits and vegetables.

Staff Picks

Cucumber Lemonade

Fresh cucumber juice makes classic lemonade even more refreshing.

Watermelon Limeade

Rating: 3.5 stars 87
Spiking this sipper with vodka makes a snappy cocktail for summer.


Rating: 3 stars 338
Thanks to an abundance of limes in Jamaica, limeade is a common drink. Unsweetened bottled lime juice can be swapped instead of fresh for an even quicker limeade. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

Easy Blender Orange Juice

No fancy juicer or citrus press necessary for this refreshing whole-fruit juice! While you can certainly use all oranges, we like adding tangerines and grapefruits to the mix, too.

Sour Cherry Lemonade

Rating: 3 stars 112
Cherries get boiled down into a sweet syrup that's then stirred into the tart lemonade.

Martha's Favorite Green Juice

Martha drinks this immune-boosting cocktail of nutritious fruits and vegetables every morning. Her refreshing green juice recipe allows for plenty of substitutions: Don't have pears on hand? Add an apple instead! Have some fresh spinach or kale that needs to get used? Either works great. With this vibrant and versatile formula on hand, it's easy to drink green.

Watermelon Punch and Bowl

Rating: 3.5 stars 339
Hollowed watermelon becomes a rustic serving bowl for a drink made with its juice, ensuring nothing goes to waste.


For stronger lemon flavor, add some juiced lemon halves (wash lemons before squeezing) to the lemonade.

Hot Apple Cider with Ginger

Lemon zest and fresh ginger in addition to the usual warming spices amp up this wintertime classic.

Cream Soda Syrup

Rating: 3 stars 75
Make classic cream soda at home with this simple recipe from Anton Nocito of P&H Soda and Syrup. Also Try:Grapefruit Soda Syrup, Quince Soda Syrup

Iced Lemon Espresso

Rating: 5 stars 1
An update of the Italian-American caffé Romano, an espresso served with a bit of lemon peel, this fizzy incarnation blends tart lemon soda with a cool shot. It tastes bright and full-bodied, like an amplified Arnold Palmer. Mix one up—it's sunshine in a glass.

Inspiration and Ideas

Classic Lemonade Recipes—Plus, the Most Refreshing Variations
Cold, refreshing lemonade is just the thing for picnics or barbecues, and making it couldn't be simpler. Try a basic version or one of our twists on the classic recipe.
Rooibos Limeade
In this tropical take on the Arnold Palmer, lime wedges, thyme sprigs, and fresh ginger are muddled together, then mixed with chilled rooibos tea.
Homemade Lemonade

No summertime drink is as satisfying and easy to make as refreshing lemonade.