Hard lemonade barely requires a recipe, but I have a tip for you that will have you serving the best hard lemonade you’ll ever try! Be prepared for everyone to ask how you made it.
Sometimes you don’t need a recipe, you just need a tip, or details, to make something that’s really good.
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This is the case with this hard lemonade recipe. Do you really need a recipe to mix vodka into lemonade? Of course not, but I’m here to tell you what to use for the best hard lemonade you’ll ever have!
If you’ve familiar with my lemon drop martini recipes, I have three: classic lemon drop martini, frozen lemon drop martini and a strawberry lemon drop martini, I’m very particular about what kind of alcohol to use.
Just like making spaghetti sauce, if you’re not using quality tomatoes, you can forget a good tasting sauce. What’s the point of even making it?
Suggestion: make this cranberry lemonade and use vodka for another flavor of hard lemonade!
Well, I’ve discovered that Ketel One Citroen Vodka makes the very best lemon drop martinis, so why not use it in hard lemonade? (And this is not a sponsored post, I have had no contact with this company.)
Hard Lemonade Recipe
by Christina Conte makes 4 servings
FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
- lemon juice
- sparkling water
Boil one cup of still water and pour it into a quart (1/2 l) measuring jug.
Add the sugar.
Stir until melted.
Add the rest of the still water.
Add the lemon juice.
Add the sparkling water.
Finally, add the vodka and stir.
Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon.
The flavor of the Ketel One Citroen Vodka really makes all the difference.
- ¾ c (177 ml) lemon juice
- ⅓ c (75 g) sugar
- 2 cups (475 ml) water
- 2 cups (475 ml) unflavored sparkling water
- ¾ cup (177 ml) Ketel One Citroen Vodka
- Boil one cup of still water and pour it into a quart (1/2 l) measuring jug.
- Add the sugar and stir until melted.
- Add the other cup of water, then our into a serving jug.
- Add the lemon juice.
- Add the sparkling water.
- Finally, add the vodka and stir.
- Serve over ice.
Adjust the sugar, water and vodka ration to your own liking. You can also skip the sparkling water and just use still water.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is only estimated.
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