When life gives you lemons, drink a lemonade cocktail!
Lemonade has its own day — Aug. 20 — right in the middle of the hot summer months.
Here are a few places in in the city to try some fun twists on the classic drink this National Lemonade Day:
► Brooklyn Lantern, 77 Box St., Greenpoint
Inside the Box House Hotel, there's the Brooklyn Lantern, a restaurant that puts a spin on classic cocktails. Lemonade lovers can try the Whore Shoes and Hand Grenades cocktail for $12. It's made with fresh lemon juice, lavender syrup, Triple Sec, gin and Violette. Anyone who prefers a non-alcoholic drink can try the restaurant's basil lemonade for $5.
► Duet Restaurant, 37 Barrow St., West Village
Martini lovers can give the Lemon Basil Martini a try at this classy restaurant for $14. It's made with fresh lemon juice, limoncello, gin, fresh basil and lime.
► Haven Rooftop, 132 W. 47th St., Midtown
Soak up the Manhattan skyline while sipping on an Eclipse Lemon Martini. The $14 cocktail is made with a mix of Triple Sec, New Amsterdam gin, fresh lemon juice and pineapple juice.
► Reserve Cut, 40 Broad St., Financial District
This restaurant will offer a spicy twist to lemonade with a cocktail called "Te Caliente" which means hot tea in Spanish. It's made with jalapeño-infused tequila, lemon juice, ginger and thyme-infused syrup and is $18. If you don't like heat in your cocktails, you can savor some spiked lemonade "picnic coolers" for $16.
► Tender Steak & Sushi, 132 W. 47th St., Midtown
Anyone who loves summer fruit and warm weather drinks can have both in one glass with a booze-filled lemonade called The Blues. It costs $14 and is made with New Amsterdam gin, muddled blueberries, some agave, lime and fresh lemon juice.
► Alor Cafe, 2110 Richmond Road, Midland Beach
This beach cafe has two lemonade-based cocktails for $9 each. There's the Champagne Lemonade, made with pineapple juice, lemonade, champagne, vodka and peach schnapps. There's also the Pink Lemonade which includes Captain Morgan rum, lemon juice, cranberry juice and club soda.
► Joju NY, 83-25 Broadway Ave., Elmhurst
Try the strawberry lemonade JoJu Mojito at this modern Vietnamese sandwich shop for only $4. It's a refreshing alternative to alcoholic mojitos and is made with sparkling water, lemon slices and mint leaves. It's ideal for getting while hanging out on late summer evening with friends.