The Berry Boozy Lemonade is a perfectly refreshing cocktail to be enjoyed all through spring and summer!
A Thirsty Bartender’s Original Recipe
This cocktail was crafted by our own Thirsty Bartender, Vianca Arias during the 2020 quarantine. She hosts a live show every Sunday on Instagram called “Brunch With Vee!” So, she is always looking for recipes that suit the vibe for a lovely Sunday Brunch with your friends.
Before the quarantine, Vianca worked as a bartender in Miami. The good old fashioned lemonade is the most popular drink requested by many of her fellow coworkers. Every shift she would craft different variations of a lemonade. Strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, you name it! Remembering all the times she made fresh lemonade for her coworkers, she came up with a new and improved boozy recipe! Thus, the Berry Boozy Lemonade was born.
1½ ounce citron vodka. We used Absolut Cintron, but any brand of citron vodka will do.
Strain into a highball over ice. For a clean seed-free cocktail, we recommend to double strain this through a fine mesh strainer.
Top with club soda.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.
We love cocktails that people can really customize to make it their own. The possibilities for this boozy lemonade are endless!
Switch up the vodka: There are so many different flavors of vodka out there! Think of your favorite flavor and I’m sure there’s a bottle of said flavored vodka out there somewhere on a shelf waiting for you to pick it up! Try switching up the flavor with orange, berry, lime, or whatever flavored vodka you find!
Different berries: Any berry you fancy will work with this recipe! Try mixing and matching whatever berries you like best!
If flavored vodka isn’t available, try it with a regular non-flavored vodka.
Use flat water if you don’t have any soda water available.
If squeezing lemons is impractical for your purposes, consider using high-quality mixes from Cocktail Artist.
Alternative sweeteners such as agave nectar or honey may be used instead of simple syrup.
When to Serve a Berry Boozy Lemonade
The versatile Berry Boozy Lemonade is appropriate for pretty much any occasion.
Hosting parties: This is a cocktail that is easy to pre-batch for any event. Make it in a big punch bowl or pitcher and throw in some extra berry garnishes to wow your friends.
Warm weather/outdoor activities: Whether you’re sitting poolside, boating, grilling, or just sitting on the porch.
What to Serve with a Berry Boozy Lemonade
Breakfast and brunch foods, because of course it does.
Barbecue. This refreshing cocktail will compliment and grilled foods.
This light and refreshing cocktail is so easy going down. As always, remember to enjoy responsibly.