This sweet and tangy cocktail is a thirst-quencher! This easy drink is light tasting and refreshing, make sure to make a pitcher to share with friends!
It’s been a very hot summer and I don’t know about you, but a foamy, filling beer isn’t usually my drink of choice when I am melting outside. Wine doesn’t do it either.
I do love spike seltzers but after a while, they all start to taste the same. But what is consistenly refreshing is homemade vodka lemonades! These cocktails are surprisingly simply, as they don’t require many ingredients and the possibilities are endless!
What Do You Need To Make Strawberry Vodka Lemonade
- 4 oz vodka
- strawberry simple syrup
- 1 cup of Lemonade
How To Make Vodka Lemonade
Place the desired amount of simple syrup in each glass. Top with 2 oz of vodka in each glass. Top with ice.
Pour lemonade over ice and serve.
It really is that simple!
How Much Vodka To Lemonade?
The ingredient amounts in this recipe, like many recipes, are up to your taste. My personal ratio is about 2 parts lemonade to 1 part vodka. The syrup adds sweetness, use as much or as little as your like!
This recipe is adaptable and can easily be made in a pitcher to serve a crowd!
Can I Use Flavored Vodka?
Yes! If you make mixed drinks, you probably already have unflavored vodka. However, you may also already have flavored vodka too! Vanilla, lemon, lime, cherry, strawberry or any berry flavor would work!
How Do I Make Strawberry Simple Syrup?
For homemade simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan. Add a good handful of fruit to the mixture and lightly crush them with the back of a spoon.
Allow the mixture to come to a boil and then simmer until sugar has dissolved and the mixture thickens. Strain the mixture over a sieve, pressing the strawberries to release their juices. Allow the syrup to cool.
Store the syrup for up to 3 week in a sealed jar or contianer.
Stir the syrup into your cocktail.
A splash of grenadine can be added to your lemonade! This will also change the color of your cocktail. Grenadine can be on the sweeter side.
If you really want to shake things up, use limeade or add a splash of key lime juice in your cocktail to give this cocktail a tangy, sweet, and tart flavor!
Strawberry-flavored sparkling water or light-colored strawberry soda can be added with lemonade or even in place of the lemonade if desired.
This lemonade can be served without the alcohol.
The only thing I will say about this drink is that it is very easy to drink! If you are inclined to make them stronger, then be warned!
This lemonade is a fun, warm-weather drink to enjoy by the pool or at a BBQ! You can easily double this recipe or make enough for a pitcher to serve a crowd. You are going to love this cocktail, it is going to be your go-to vodka cocktail!
More Cocktails With Simple Syrup
Vodka Lemonade Recipes
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 4 oz vodka
- 2 cups lemonade
- Prepare simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Add the fruit to the mixture and lightly crush the strawberries with the back of a spoon.
- Allow the mixture to come to a boil and then simmer until sugar has dissolved and the mixture thickens.
- Strain the mixture over a sieve, pressing the strawberries to release their juices. Allow the syrup to cool.
- Place the desired amount of syrup in a glass.
- Add ice. Pour 2 oz of vodka in each glass and top each glass with 1 cup of lemonade.
You will have extra simple syrup! Store leftover syrup in an airtight container in the fridge. The syrup can last for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 642Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 132gFiber 2gSugar 129gProtein 1g
The nutritional value calculates the entire amount of simple syrup. Each cocktail will use the desired amount and therefore the nutritional value will be different.