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Vodka Lemonade

Vodka with Homemade Lemonade

When the temperatures start to rise, nothing beats a refreshing glass of ice-cold Vodka Lemonade!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemonade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

Homemade Lemonade

  • 4 fresh lemons, about 1 cup juiced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups ice water
  • ice, crushed (as desired)

Vodka Lemonade

  • 12 ounces vodka, or 1.5 ounces per drink
  • lemon slices, for garnish

Instructions

Homemade Lemonade

  1. Roll lemons on cutting board and then cut in half.

  2. In a large bowl, squeeze juice from lemons. Make sure to strain out any seeds or excessive pulp.
  3. Add sugar and water. Whisk well to combine, making sure the sugar has dissolved. Pour into a pitcher and add fresh lemon slices.

Vodka Lemonade

  1. In a highball glass, add ice. Pour vodka over the ice.

  2. Pour lemonade over top and stir well. Garnish with a fresh lemon slice. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Be Mindful of the Ice

That may sound silly, but it is actually important. Have you ever made fresh lemonade and then added it to a pitcher of ice and 1/2 hour later it is diluted and blah? If you add 4 cups of ice you could potentially have up to 4 cups of water diluting your lemonade, which can definitely affect the flavor.

Although I added ice to the pitcher in the images, that is not how I typically serve it. I usually make the lemonade and then serve it with cups of ice OR cups and an ice bucket. People usually drink the lemonade before all of their ice melts so they can enjoy the pure flavor.