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10 Best Alcohol Drinks With Lemonade Tasted & Ranked (2024)

Alcohol Drinks With Lemonade

As the sun sets and warm evenings invite us to unwind, we always relax and elevate the experience with a refreshing glass of spiked lemonade cocktails.

We love the zesty goodness of classic lemonade with the kick of alcoholic spirits, so our team decided to experiment and blind-tasted different cocktails to find the best drink to quench our thirst.

If you want to experience the same creative culinary, here are our favorite alcoholic drinks with lemonade, perfect for a hot summer day.

Top 10 Alcohol Drinks With Lemonade

1. Pink Lemonade Vodka Punch

Pink Lemonade Vodka Punch on a Pitcher and a Glass

Try this recipe if you like a wonderful summer cocktail. You’ll love its beautiful pink hue and refreshing vibe.

You can also check out another easy vodka lemonade cocktail recipe here.

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 12oz Pink lemonade (can use raspberry lemonade)
  • 1-cup Citrus vodka
  • 2L Lemon-lime soda (can use club soda or seltzer water)
  • fresh raspberries
  • Sliced lemon

Instructions: Mix vodka, pink lemonade, and fruits in a punch bowl with ice. Top it with soda and serve immediately.

Serving: 8

Drinkability Score: 9/10

2. Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade Mixed Drink

2 Glasses of Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade Mixed Drink

Vibrant pineapple and zesty lemon join forces to balance the depth of bourbon in Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade Mixed Drinks, providing a refreshing, tropical harmony.

“The cocktail hour is the sunlit summit of the day.” – Margaret Turnbull, American Astronomer

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 4oz pineapple juice
  • 2oz bourbon
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • pineapple and lemon

Instructions: Combine bourbon, lemonade, and pineapple juice. Shake with crushed ice and strain into your tall glass. Garnish with pineapple and lemon.

Serving: 1

Drinkability Score: 9/10

3. Kentucky Lemonade

Glass of Kentucky Lemonade

Bourbon shines solo. However, if mingled with lemonade, ginger ale, and mint, a refreshing Kentucky Lemonade recipe emerges—sweet, tart, and satisfying. Mint and zesty ginger ale complement each other perfectly.

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 10 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4-cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4-cup water
  • 1 1/2-cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2-cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2/3-cup bourbon
  • 6-cups ginger ale
  • Lemon slices

Instructions: In a glass, muddle mint leaves with sugar. Add bourbon and lemon juice. Fill the glass with ice and stir. Garnish with lemon slices.

Serving: 8

Drinkability Score: 9/10

4. Pink Vodka Lemonade CocktailPink Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

On hot summer days, the Pink Vodka Lemonade cocktail recipe elevates. Cranberry, lime, Sprite, vodka, and coconut rum fuse into a tropical, stunningly delicious drink.

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Total Time: 10 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 180ml vodka
  • 80ml lime juice
  • 80ml cranberry juice
  • 60ml Malibu
  • 1.25L lemon-lime soda

Instructions: Combine vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice, and Malibu rum in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into glasses. Top it with lemon-lime soda and garnish with sliced lemons.

Serving: 6

Drinkability Score: 8/10

5. Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

2 Glasses of Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

If you want a perfect balance of sweetness, refreshment, and a touch of adult twist, Spiked Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect recipe. It’s our favorite recipe and our ultimate summer drink.

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Total Time: 15 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 1-pint fresh strawberries
  • Mint leaves
  • 1-cup fresh lemonade (can use raspberry lemonade)
  • 4-cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberry vodka
  • Lemon wedges
  • 1-cup simple syrup

Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher except for the lemonade. Stir to mix and strain into glasses. Pour lemonade on top and garnish with fresh strawberries.

Serving: 6

Drinkability Score: 8/10

6. Lynchburg Lemonade

Glass of Lynchburg Lemonade Garnished with Mint Leaves

Elevate your happy hour with this Lynchburg Lemonade recipe. Set aside red or white wine for now, and try this sweet and refreshing treat instead.

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

Instructions: Mix whiskey, lemonade, and triple sec. Pour soda on top, serve over ice, and garnish with sliced lemons.

Serving: 6

Drinkability Score: 8/10

7. London Lemonade

Glass of London Lemonade

Perfect for the warm weather, gin, and fresh lemonade blend create a simple yet great drink for the ultimate summer cocktail. Enjoy the sweet and citrus flavor of this London Lemonade cocktail recipe.

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 2oz gin
  • 4oz fresh lemonade
  • Lemon wedge

Instructions: In your rocks glass with ice, combine gin and lemonade. Gently stir and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Serving: 1

Drinkability Score: 7/10

8. Lavender Lemonade Martini

Lavender Lemonade Martini Glass on a Table

This Martini is an exquisite, sweet, and refreshing cocktail touched with lavender, ideal for sipping during warmer weather.

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Total Time: 15 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2-cup fresh lemonade
  • 4oz chilled vodka
  • Lavender simple syrup
  • Sugar
  • Lemon wheels
  • Lavender sprigs

Instructions: Rim your glasses using lemons and sugar. Mix vodka, lavender syrup, and lemonade in a shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into martini glasses. Garnish with lavender sprigs.

Serving: 2

Drinkability Score: 7/10

9. Blue Lemonade Cocktail

Glass of Blue Lemonade Cocktail

Blue Lemonade cocktail recipe makes a vibrant and great cocktail. Raspberry notes beautifully enhance this lemonade’s profile.

“Lemonade’s zest meets spirits’ best, a fusion of flavors at rest.” – Liquor Laboratory

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 4oz UV blue vodka
  • 4oz fresh lemonade
  • 4oz Blue Curaçao
  • Ice
  • sliced lemons

Instructions: Fill glasses with ice. Pour vodka, Blue Curaçao [1], and lemonade over ice. Stir gently and garnish with slice lemons.

Serving: 1

Drinkability Score: 7/10

10. Easy Vodka Lemonade

Easy Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

This simple yet revitalizing Vodka Lemonade is a perfect cocktail for summer enjoyment. With just the right amount of vodka and lemonade, this recipe gives a cocktail heaven vibe.

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.

Ingredients:

Instructions: Fill glasses with ice, then pour vodka and lemonade. Stir gently and garnish with mint and slices of lemons.

Serving: 1

Drinkability Score: 6/10

Note: Based on a blind taste test, the Drinkability Score measures how easy it is to drink multiple servings of the cocktail in one sitting, again on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 indicates “difficult to drink more than one” and 10 indicates “easy to drink several.”

FAQs

What alcohol goes well with lemonades?

Lemonades go well with alcohol like rum, gin, and bourbon. These spirits harmonize excellently with lemonades, blending flavorful lemonade cocktails with zingy citrus notes.
You can also try mixing lemonades with ginger liqueur, ginger beer, cherry liqueur [2], light beer, white wine (particularly Sauvignon Blanc), and tequila (for a tequila lemonade cocktail). We also recommend this Hennessy and Lemonade drink here.

What is a spiked lemonade?

A spiked lemonade is a delightful and refreshing recipe where traditional lemonades get an extra kick of flavor and strength by adding alcoholic spirits like vodka, rum, or other liquors.
This infusion makes for delicious lemonade cocktails with a playful twist.

What do you call a drink made of vodka and lemonade?

A drink made of vodka and lemonade is called a “Vodka Lemonade” cocktail. This refreshing recipe marries the crispness of lemonade with the spirited kick of vodka.

What alcohol is in simply lemonade spiked?

Simply Lemonade Spiked typically contains an added alcoholic spirit, most commonly vodka [3], to elevate the classic lemonade’s flavor and create a spirited version of the drink.

How do you make a Lynchburg lemonade?

To make a Lynchburg Lemonade, mix Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, triple sec, lemonade, and a splash of lemon-lime soda over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

What ingredients are needed for a Vodka lemonade?

For a Vodka Lemonade, you’ll need vodka, lemonade, and optionally, a splash of soda water or lemon-lime soda for fizziness. Serve over ice with a lemon slice.

Can you suggest a recipe for Tequila lemonade?

To make Tequila Lemonade, combine tequila, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and lemonade in a glass with ice. Adjust sweetness to taste and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Are there any variations of lemonade-based cocktails?

Yes, there are many variations, such as adding flavored vodkas or liqueurs like limoncello for a twist on traditional lemonade cocktails.

What’s the ratio of alcohol to lemonade in these drinks?

The ratio can vary depending on personal preference and the specific cocktail recipe. Generally, it’s around one part alcohol to two parts lemonade, but it can be adjusted to taste.

Are there any seasonal variations of lemonade cocktails?

Absolutely, lemonade cocktails are versatile and can be adapted to various seasons. For example, adding muddled berries in summer or warming spices in winter can create seasonal twists.

On A Final Note

When it comes to lemonade cocktails [4], you can enjoy a variety of options, from the Pink Lemonade Cocktail to Lynchburg Lemonade to the Easy Vodka Lemonade.

Each cocktail recipe has its own tart lemons and sweet notes, elevating any drinking experience.

However, the Pink Lemonade Vodka Punch is a true slayer, perfect for your me-time or spending time with friends. Drink responsibly!

References:

  1. https://www.lovetoknow.com/food-drink/cocktails/what-is-blue-curacao-essential-facts
  2. https://www.britannica.com/topic/liqueur
  3. https://www.britannica.com/topic/vodka
  4. https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/5-things-you-didnt-know-cocktails-bartending.htm
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