When the temperatures start to rise, nothing beats a refreshing glass of ice-cold Vodka Lemonade!
Roll lemons on cutting board and then cut in half.
Add sugar and water. Whisk well to combine, making sure the sugar has dissolved. Pour into a pitcher and add fresh lemon slices.
In a highball glass, add ice. Pour vodka over the ice.
Pour lemonade over top and stir well. Garnish with a fresh lemon slice. Serve immediately.
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. A couple of cubes of ice works sometimes, but I love making an extra batch of lemonade and freezing it. Then you have lemonade ice cubes which only add flavor to this wonderful drink!