This easy lemonade vodka cocktail is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. It’s an ideal drink to serve at backyard barbecues and other summertime get-togethers because of its refreshingly sweet citrus flavor, the nice kick of vodka that it has, and let’s not forget, its super easy prep!
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When I say this cocktail is easy, I mean easy with a capital EASE. This cocktail only has three ingredients, and it comes together in a snap. You don’t even need a blender the way you might with other cocktail recipes of this nature. It’s all a matter of simple stirring and serving. It doesn’t get easier than that!
Lemonade Vodka Cocktail Ingredients
Three ingredients. That’s all it takes to create this delicious boozy lemonade cocktail. It’s as easy an ingredient list as you’ll ever find. All you need is any kind of frozen lemonade cocktail you wish, your favorite citrus-infused vodka, and your favorite lemon-lime soda.
While you’re at it, snag some fresh berries and lemons for a garnish and maybe a few more berries for a little trick I’ll be talking about as we go along. Now, is that simple or what?
Making This Easy Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
If you thought the ingredients needed to make this cocktail were simple, just wait until you see the recipe. It’s nothing more than mixing and serving. It’s so simple, you’ll have a pitcher ready in just about five minutes. Here’s what you do.
- In a large pitcher or drink dispenser with a nozzle, combine twelve ounces of frozen lemonade concentrate with one cup of your favorite citrus vodka.
- Add enough soda to fill up your container and stir thoroughly.
- Garnish with sliced lemon and fresh raspberries.
- Party down! Responsibly, of course.
That’s all there is to it. See? I told you this was just about the easiest cocktail you’d ever make.
This lemonade vodka cocktail is so easy to make that it’s the perfect base for getting creative with your drink mix. You can give this recipe a few tweaks to really make it pop and change up the flavor a bit if you so choose.
Try Different Concentrates
If you want to stay with the lemonade theme, you can choose either regular or pink lemonade for this cocktail recipe. If you want to branch out, try using pineapple concentrate, instead. You’ll get that same sweet, citrus flavor but with a bit of a different feel to the drink.
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If you want a creamier drink, you can add sherbet to the cocktail mix. It’s like a boozy version of the classic punch that we’ve all enjoyed at just about every summertime potluck that we’ve ever attended.
Add Some Mint
Mint and citrus are a great combination. Try adding some mint to your cocktail to give it an added cool kick that is really tasty on a hot day.
While this lemonade vodka cocktail is super easy to make, there are a few things to keep in mind when making it. These tips will ensure that you make the absolute best cocktail possible for your guest, so don’t skip this part.
Don’t Make Until You’re Ready to Serve
One of the best parts about this cocktail is that bright, fizzy feel you get from the carbonated lemon-lime soda, so it’s important that you make this cocktail right before you’re ready to serve it to your guests. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a flat drink that just isn’t as good.
If you’d rather make it ahead of time, a great way to store it is in a two-liter bottle. Plan ahead and have an empty two-liter bottle on hand then pour your fresh cocktail into it and close it tightly the same way you would with soda.
Snazz it Up with Berry Ice Cubes
To add an extra pop of color and flavor to your cocktail, make frozen berry puree ice cubes ahead of time. Just before serving, add an ice cube or two to your glasses and pour the cocktail over the top of them. It’s pretty, and it’s tasty!
This Lemonade Vodka Cocktail is the Perfect Summer Treat!
From barbecues to birthday parties and any other summertime get-together you might be having, this super easy lemonade vodka cocktail is the tastiest and easiest adult beverage you’ll make. It’s full of delicious summery flavors, a kick of vodka, and refreshing bubbles. Give it a try!