Here is an easy and refreshing vodka lemonade recipe that makes a great spring and summer drink! You can make it for one, or make it for a whole crowd.
It doesn’t get any easier the this- there are just two ingredients needed to put together this fabulous drink – vodka and lemonade!
If you feel particularly energetic you can add some fresh mint and lemon slices or keep it simple, they are not necessary.
This easy to make vodka lemonade is a perfect drink for sipping on lazy, hot afternoon.
2 oz. of your favorite Vodka
6 oz. lemonade
lemon slices, for garnish
fresh mint, for garnish
Add the vodka and lemonade to a glass, stir to combine. Top with ice, lemon slices, and fresh mint.
Easy right? We told you so!
Now if you are feeling especially industrious perhaps you would like to try your hand and making some homemade lemonade for this recipe. If so see below!
How To Make Lemonade
Makes 1 1/2 quarts
What You Need:
1 cup of sugar
5 cups of water, divided
6 to 8 lemons (about 1 cup of lemon juice)
Sprigs of basil, mint, rosemary, or thyme
Slices of lemon
Sprigs of lavender or nasturtium flowers
Knife and cutting board
Juicer or citrus reamer
Make the simple syrup. Combine the sugar and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over low heat to dissolve sugar. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat to cool.
Squeeze the lemons. Roll each lemon over your cutting board, pressing down as you do. This will help them to release their juice. Cut in half and squeeze. Repeat until you have one cup. You might not need all the lemons, but try to save at least one half if you want to garnish your glasses.
Combine. Add the cooled syrup to your pitcher, followed by the lemon juice and remaining 4 cups of water. Stir, taste, and adjust; add a few tablespoons of sugar if it needs to be sweeter or the juice of 1/2 lemon if it needs more tartness.
Add ice. Add ice to pitcher if you think you will drink the whole pitcher right away. Otherwise add ice to each glass.
Garnish. It’s optional, but garnishes are fun. Try a slice of fruit, a sprig of mint or other herb, or a flower (such as lavender or nasturtium). If you’ve infused the simple syrup with an herb (see below), it’s helpful to garnish the glass with the herb used.