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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: a vodka cooler

This post includes an affiliate link at the bottom and where I mention Simply Lemonade. As usual, an iPhone photo is included here, sorry for the quality!

This cocktail is incredibly simple and perfect when you want to pull something together in bulk for a group of people. I made this cooler to enjoy at the beach and pool when on the Banks in October. It kept well in the fridge and was perfect for since I just walked to the beach from the house. Just keep in a big pitcher!

Vodka, lemonade & mint coolers
Serves 6
  • 4 cups lemonade
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 6 lemon slices for garnish
  • mint leaves for garnish
  • fresh raspberries for garnish
Pour the lemonade and vodka into a large pitcher, slap the mint in your hand and add the mint to the pitcher. Stir well. To serve, fill tall glasses with ice and pour in mixture. Garnish with lemon slices, mint leaves and raspberries.
This cocktail is great with a strong, not watery lemonade. Something like Simply Lemonade® or a sparkling lemonade is best here. I like the raspberries in both the mixture (when you add the mint to the pitcher stir some raspberries in so they float throughout) and in the glasses when served to add a bit more color. I guess if you wanted to play Martha Stewart you could freeze some raspberries in ice cubes to float in this drink... This cocktail is clearly a no-brainer, but when you are faced with too many options (like a fully-stocked bar on a vacation) it helps to think of different things other than your old standbys (like several Cuba Libres or Dark N' Stormys).

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  1. Sounds very refreshing :) I love lemonade and citrusy drinks.

    1. It is super refreshing! Obviously you can make it stronger booze-wise but we liked the original balance of this recipe.