Recipe Time: Garlic-ade / Garlic Lemonade!

As many of you know, Meg and I sold our delicious garlicade at the Long Island Garlic Festival last weekend. I know what you’re thinking, it sounds gross, but truth be told it actually tastes really good. And that’s not just because Meg and I love garlic either, it’s legit yummy. As one customer put it, “It tastes like lemonade, but it smells like grandma’s house!” Actually that’s probably the best way to describe it since it does carry that heavy pungent garlic stank we all know and love, but has most of the flavor of lemonade. If you’ve ever made lemon garlic chicken in the oven, this tastes pretty much like the juice in the pan, only sweet and cool and refreshing! Don’t be a pansy-ass, try it! You might like it!




Garlic-ade (Garlic Lemonade)


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Boil 1 cup of water in a tea kettle.
  2. Slice garlic cloves into pieces and add into a large pot.
  3. Pour boiling water into pot over garlic slices and stir. Let steep for 5 minutes.While water is still hot, stir sugar in until it forms a syrup.
  4. Stir in lemon juice to syrup mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Let mixture set for five minutes, then add in cold water and stir to mix into lemonade.
  6. Add ice to lemonade and garnish with lemon slices or garlic cloves. Serve cold.


Serves 6-8 people.

Makes approx half a gallon. Can keep in refrigerator for up to two weeks.



Posted on September 24, 2014, in Etcetera and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I love garlic but would have never thought of drinking some! Must give it a go! How is the breath after that? Neutralised by the lemon??

    • I’ve never noticed any garlic breath afterwards. But then again we usually drink it together, so we both could have it and just not know! It does taste mostly like lemonade though, so garlic breath shouldn’t be a problem.

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