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Boozy Backyard Lemonade

Boozy Backyard Lemonade

Tart and refreshing, this Boozy Backyard Lemonade hits the spot on a hot afternoon when you want something cold to drink with a vodka twist!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boozy lemonade, spiked lemonade, vodka lemonade
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Homemade Lemonade

  • 4-5 fresh lemons, juiced and strained - - about 1 cup juiced
  • 1/3 cup raw honey, plus more to taste
  • 4-5 cups filtered water

Boozy Backyard Lemonade

  • 1 pitcher homemade lemonade
  • crushed ice
  • 12 ounces vodka - or approx 1.5 ounces per glass
  • sparkling water, to garnish
  • lemon slices, to garnish
  • fresh thyme, to garnish - - can also use rosemary or mint

Instructions

Homemade Lemonade

  • To a pitcher, stir to combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1/3 cup raw honey (or other sweetener), and 4 cups filtered water. Sample lemonade and adjust taste by adding additional water (in 1/4 cup increments) or honey (1 TBSP at a time), if desired. Refrigerate to chill until ready to serve.

Boozy Backyard Lemonade

  • To a large glass, such as a highball or even pub glass, add crushed ice. Pour approx 1.5 ounces (a jigger's worth) vodka over ice.
  • Pour 2/3 cup lemonade over top and stir. Top with a splash of sparkling water, if desired. Garnish with fresh lemon and thyme or mint. Cheers!
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