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Radish Lemonade

Radish juice is known to reduce fevers and detoxify your liver, but this tasty pink Radish Lemonade makes it more than just a remedy!

Radish Lemonade

Radish Lemonade

One thing I love about having cousins who are into gardening and cooking is that family lunches are never boring. More than just enjoying cheerful company, I get to discover amazing new recipes! From time to time, a new way to enjoy classic favorites pops up, thanks to some shared culinary creativity among the family.

That’s actually how I came across this quick and easy yet supremely delicious recipe for Radish Lemonade! It was at a really fun backyard party hosted by my cousin when I first tasted this pleasantly pink beverage. I thought it was your typical pink lemonade but I was wrong! It was actually much better than that.

Radish Lemonade isn’t just all-natural and healthy. I also find this version more delightful than the usual pink lemonade. I reckon it has a lot to do with the taste of Red Globe radishes. Their inherently peppery flavor mixes so well with the sweetness of honey and the bright, zesty tang of lemon juice. That subtle but distinct kick from Red Globe radishes is what really makes the difference in this drink. Radish Lemonade is vibrant, a little earthy, but delightfully delicate! It’s the perfect beverage to beat the heat.

Radish Lemonade is also a refreshing drink to have when you’re enjoying the more intense flavors of a backyard barbecue. I guess you could say it’s sort of a palate cleanser that helps prepare your taste buds for another round of perfectly grilled goodies.

Try out this Radish Lemonade recipe any time you want to enjoy a spin on an old classic! Drop in a few ice cubes to keep it cool.

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Radish Lemonade

Radish Lemonade

Radish juice is known to reduce fevers and detoxify your liver, but this tasty pink Radish Lemonade makes it more than just a remedy!

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Beverages

Ingredients

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  • 6 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 pound Red Globe radishes, washed, scrubbed and sliced

Instructions

  1. Bring water, honey, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, then add radishes and cover. Remove from heat and leave covered for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain out radishes and cool in the fridge. Serve with ice and add more sweetener if desired.

Radishes are annual plants in the Brassicaceae mustard family. So, while they might look like a carrot or a turnip, radishes are actually more closely related to Brussels sprouts and cabbage. If you want to start growing radishes in your garden or on your deck in deep containers, and we’ll walk you through the whole process in our Radiant Radishes Gardening Guide!

Have you tried Radish Lemonade? What did you think? Please let us know if you made any changes or have any suggestions.

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