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Top 22 Must-Try Lemonade Cocktails

I’m excited to share a roundup of lemonade cocktails that highlight the refreshing mix of lemonade with spirits like vodka, gin, or rum. These drinks are elevated with fruits, herbs, or spices, offering a spectrum from sweet and fruity to complex and sophisticated flavors. I love these cocktails for their versatility and the bright, refreshing kick they bring to any gathering. Their simplicity makes them perfect for both casual afternoons and elegant evenings. Definitely check out the roundup for some inspired mixing.

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London Lemonade

If you’re looking for something simple and refreshing, try combining lemonade with some gin to make a London Lemonade. The resulting drink is sweet and tangy with a slight herbal taste due to the gin. Ensure you use lemon slices for garnishing to give your drink a little extra zest!
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Pink Lemonade Cocktail

To make a pink lemonade cocktail, you’ll need to combine vodka, Malibu, cranberry juice, lime juice, and lemon-lime soda. The mixture of cranberry juice and lime brings in a nice tartness while the sweet soda mellows it out. This recipe makes two servings, so be sure to share it with a friend!
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Kentucky Lemonade

Kentucky lemonade is a sweet and minty refreshment that’s perfect for enjoying by the pool. It combines bourbon, water, sugar, lemon juice, fresh mint leaves, and ginger ale to create a fizzy drink with a kick. It’s great for parties too, as it’s delicious, and each batch makes enough for eight people! Don’t forget to add fresh lemon slices for a garnish!
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Raspberry Lemonade Vodka Spritzer

Raspberry lemonade vodka spritzers have a beautiful pink hue to them and a fruity taste. The recipe calls for raspberry vodka, prosecco, lemonade, and raspberry syrup, and the result is a sparkling, refreshing cocktail. It’s very light and goes well with almost any meal you prepare.
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Lemon Lavender Gin Spritz

The lemon lavender gin spritz looks like something out of a fairytale with hues of yellow and purple. This drink uses gin, lavender syrup, lemonade, sparkling water, and a butterfly pea pollen mixture (this is optional). It tastes like sweet lemonade with refreshing floral notes due to the lavender.
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Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Strawberry lemonade cocktails combine vodka, water, lemon juice, ginger simple syrup, and strawberries to create a refreshing berry-flavored drink. You’ll also get a hint of citrus and some spiciness from the ginger. The drink is a little time-consuming to make, as you’ll need to make strawberry-infused vodka, but it’s worth the wait!
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Raspberry Lemonade Summer Cocktail

If you’re looking for something tropical that reminds you of a beach vacation, try combining raspberry lemonade with Malibu rum! The slight coconut flavor pairs well with the fruitiness of the raspberries, creating the perfect summertime refreshment. This recipe is good for two people, but you can easily increase the servings since there are only two ingredients.
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Lynchburg Lemonade

Lynchburg lemonade uses multiple types of citrus to hit the lemonade flavor home. The recipe uses Jack Daniel’s, triple sec, lemon juice, and lemon-lime soda to create a fizzy, lemon-flavored cocktail. Jack Daniel’s adds the perfect amount of spiciness and a little hint of oak, creating a well-rounded spiked lemonade.
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Vodka Thyme Lemonade

Using fresh herbs in cocktails, such as thyme, creates a refreshing taste that helps cleanse the palate between bites of food. The vodka thyme lemonade is one of the easiest drinks to make, as it uses vodka, sparkling lemonade, and fresh thyme sprigs. You’ll taste hints of acidity, sweetness, and herbal notes from the thyme.
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Pineapple Vodka Strawberry Lemonade

A tropical spiked lemonade is a perfect beverage to serve at a cookout or general summer party. Create vacation in a glass by combining pineapple vodka, lemonade, simple syrup, lemon-lime soda, and strawberries! The recipe makes four servings, and all you need to put it together is a simple blender.
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Long Island Lemonade

You’ve probably had a Long Island iced tea before, but the Long Island lemonade is a whole other level of deliciousness. The recipe calls for tequila, rum, gin, triple sec, and vodka, along with lime juice, lemonade, and simple syrup. While these drinks are deliciously zesty, drink them with ease because there are five kinds of alcohol in them!
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Cucumber Gin Lemonade

Cucumbers can be a refreshing ingredient to any drink due to their crisp texture and mild flavor. The cucumber gin lemonade cocktail calls for gin, water, lemon juice, honey, and chunked cucumber. Your final drink will give hints of freshness, sweetness, and a hint of acidic citrus. If you’re looking for an extra kick, try adding some mint leaves!
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Heavenly Lemonade Cocktail

To make a pink lemonade cocktail, you’ll need to combine vodka, Malibu, cranberry juice, lime juice, and lemon-lime soda. The mixture of cranberry juice and lime brings in a nice tartness while the sweet soda mellows it out. This recipe makes two servings, so be sure to share it with a friend!
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Lemon and Cucumber Lemonade Vodka Cocktail

Lemon and cucumber can be one of the most refreshing flavor profiles on Earth if you use them correctly. The lemon and cucumber lemonade vodka cocktail uses cucumbers, lemons, lemonade, and vodka to create a pitcher of shareable citrusy summer beverages. Ensure to garnish them with lemon and cucumber slices for extra freshness.
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Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry lemonade is a cocktail that looks like it belongs on a tea party table due to its purple color. The recipe for this drink combines vodka, lemonade, blueberry simple syrup, and club soda, along with some pretty and tasty garnishes of blueberries, lemon slices, and mint sprigs. Your result will be a bubbly berry and citrus cocktail with a slightly minty finish.
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Electric Lemonade

Electric lemonade has a beautiful bright blue color to it due to blue Curaçao, which also brings in a bitter orange flavor. Along with this, the drink recipe also calls for vodka, lemonade, and lemon-lime soda to create a sweet, tart, and fizzy cocktail. This easy-to-make cocktail only requires a shaker for mixing and garnishes of cherries and lemon wheels.
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Drunken Cherry Lemonade

Drunken cherry lemonade is almost like an adult version of a Shirley Temple, but with a little extra zing from the lemonade and fresh lemon juice. It uses vodka, cherry liqueur, simple syrup, lemon juice, lemonade, and some booze-infused cherries. The resulting cocktail has hints of citrus, sweet cherry, and slight alcohol burn.
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Winter Lemonade

If you crave lemonade all year long, you can make a winter version of the drink to enjoy by the fire. Simply use sauvignon blanc, ginger syrup, and lemon juice. From this, you’ll get some deep fruity flavors, a citrus essence, and a warm spiciness. It’s a great cocktail to serve at holiday parties, and you’ll get about one pitcher out of this recipe.
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Tequila Lemonade

Tequila lemonade is exactly what it sounds like. The drink combines tequila, lemonade, and garnishes of mint and lemon slices. Lemonade is already sweet and citrusy, so the tequila blends well with it by creating a smooth and fruity taste. Together, these ingredients make a delicious spiked lemonade that’ll be a big hit among guests.
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Summer Shandy

If you’re more of a beer drinker, the summer shandy is for you. The recipe calls for two simple ingredients of light beer and lemonade. Combine them with some lemon slices for extra freshness, and your summertime refreshment is ready to sip. Ensure to use light beer for a nice crisp and refreshing taste!
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Spiked Cranberry Lemonade

Spiked cranberry lemonade uses lemonade, cranberry juice cocktail, and vodka in a cocktail shaker to make a beautiful red, fruity, and tart drink. If you’re looking for more flavor, try adding rosemary sprigs to bring in some herbal notes that go especially well with the cranberry.
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Spicy Vodka Lemonade

If you’re a spice lover, try combining lemon juice, jalapeños, agave, water, and vodka to create a spicy vodka lemonade cocktail. You’ll get flavors of sweetness and sourness with a peppery kick at the end that’s sure to wake you up. The recipe makes two drinks, so enjoy that jalapeño zing together!
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22 Lemonade Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.7 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemonade cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

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