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Adult Lemonade Stand – Lemonade Cocktails

Adult Lemonade Stand – Lemonade Cocktails

Nothing says summertime like lemonade! And seeing as we’re adults now, we’ve decided to upgrade the lemonade stand into a bar of delicious refreshment!

So, whether you’re a devotee to grandma’s secret lemonade recipe or just happen to have a tub of lemonade powder sitting around, we’ve got some sweet recipes to beat back the heat.

Classic Spiked Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1-3/4 cups lemon juice
  • 6 to 8 cups ice cubes
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 cup water and lemon zest. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and remaining water.
  3. Pour into a 2-qt. pitcher; refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Stir in vodka.
  5. For each serving, place 3/4 to 1 cup ice in a Collins or highball glass. Pour lemonade mixture into glass.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy

Fireball Pink Lemonade

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour the lemonade, Fireball and 1 tbsp. grenadine into a large pitcher.
  2. Stir and taste, adding grenadine until you reach the desired color/flavor you’d like.
  3. Fill mason jars or other glasses with ice.
  4. Pour in pink lemonade, and garnish glasses with a slice of lemon.

Rosé Lemonade

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour all ingredients over ice and stir.

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberry vodka
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Place mint leaves, sugar and blueberries in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Muddle mixture with the end of a wooden spoon until blueberries are broken.
  3. Add vodka and ice; shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  4. Divide mixture among two tall glasses. Top with each with lemonade; stir.
  5. Garnish with blueberries, mint and lemon slices.

Frozen Coconut Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes crushed
  • 3 tbsp. frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 2 tbsp. coconut rum
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Directions

  1. Place ice, concentrate, and rum in a blender; blend until slushy.
  2. Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy!

Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 pear, juiced
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 2 oz  lemon juice
  • 2 oz  water
  • 0.75 oz  lavender simple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10-12 stalks fresh lavender or about 1/4 cup dried

Directions

  1. Juice pear and strain any pulp.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients into a shaker and shake.
  3. Strain into a tall glass with ice.

Frozen Jalapeño Lemonade Margarita

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup tequila
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup Jalapeno Syrup (see below)
  • ice
  • fresh jalapeno slices for garnish
  • Lemon wedges
  • Sugar for the rim

Jalapeno Syrup, makes 1 ½ cups

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, minced

Directions

  1. To make the syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a brief boil over medium heat.
  2. Transfer the syrup to a blender and add the jalapenos. Blend until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container or mason jar. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  3. To make the margaritas: Rim 4 glasses with a lemon wedge and then dip them into a dish filled with sugar. Upright the glasses and fill them with ice.
  4. Fill a blender with the tequila, triple sec, lemon juice and 1 cup of the Jalapeno syrup, plus tons of ice. Blend on high and pour the margaritas into the prepared glasses.
  5. Garnish with fresh jalapeno slices if desired and serve.

Lemonade Rum Punch

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour lemonade, pineapple juice and coconut rum into large glass filled with ice, using a spoon to gently stir the drink.
  2. Top glass with the dark rum, so it floats on top and slowly blends into the rest of the drink, giving it an ombré effect and serve.

Icy Whiskey Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. whiskey
  • 7.5 oz. lemonade
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 splash of orange juice

Directions

  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a blender full of ice.
  2. Pour it into a tall glass, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve with a straw.

Spec's

Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s is a true destination shopping experience. We now operate over 150 stores all over the great state of Texas and offer a large selection of wines, spirits and finer foods.

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