Spiked Summer Lemonade
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Spiked Summer Lemonade
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.9 / 5
The Spiked Summer Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail that combines the crisp bite of vodka with the sweetness of lemonade, enhanced by the subtle herbal notes of red vermouth. Designed ... more The Spiked Summer Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail that combines the crisp bite of vodka with the sweetness of lemonade, enhanced by the subtle herbal notes of red vermouth. Designed to be sipped on a hot summer day, this beverage delivers a tantalizing balance of flavors within the classic lemonade base, offering an adult twist to a traditional refreshment. Typically served in a highball glass, its bright flavor profile and invigorating properties make it a popular choice for outdoor gatherings and casual social events seeking a cool and uplifting drink option.
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9.33% | 1.68 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Spiked Summer Lemonade

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add half a part sweet vermouth and half a part vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a highball glass with ice
Add two parts lemonade then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why do you shake the Spiked Summer Lemonade instead of stirring it?

Shaking the Spiked Summer Lemonade, as opposed to stirring, is recommended to thoroughly mix the vodka, red vermouth, and lemonade together. Shaking also chills the drink more effectively, creating a refreshing, cold cocktail perfect for summer.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for Spiked Summer Lemonade?

For Spiked Summer Lemonade, consider garnishing with a lemon wheel or a sprig of mint to enhance its visual appeal and add a refreshing aroma. Additionally, a slice of strawberry or a few raspberries can introduce a pop of color and a slight fruity flavor that complements the lemonade.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Spiked Summer Lemonade?

Spiked Summer Lemonade is best suited for summer gatherings, such as barbecues, pool parties, and picnics. Its refreshing and light characteristics make it an ideal drink for hot days and outdoor events.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should Spiked Summer Lemonade be served for the best experience?

For the best experience, serve Spiked Summer Lemonade in a chilled highball glass filled with ice to keep it cool. Consider using a decorative straw and adding the suggested garnishes for a more festive look. Serving it cold emphasizes its refreshing qualities, making it more enjoyable on a hot day.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute an ingredient in Spiked Summer Lemonade if I don’t have red vermouth?

Yes, if you don’t have red vermouth, you can substitute it with an equal amount of white vermouth for a lighter taste, or even a sweet rosè wine for a fruity twist. Keep in mind that substitutions may alter the original taste, but they can also lead to delightful variations of the cocktail.

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