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This Lemonade Cocktail is one of my favorite mixed drinks. Try this uniquely flavored spiked lemonade drink today.

Besides lemonade, we also have this delicious cranberry orange brunch vodka cocktail you ought to try.

Nevertheless, this lemonade cocktail is the perfect summer drink to make for you and your friends!

Lemonade cocktail in a glass with ice

Lemonade Cocktail

Who would have thought that this refreshing citrus mixed drink would turn out to be one of my favorite vodka drinks?

The taste is sweet and tart and is easy to make either with alcohol or without.

While citrus-based drinks are normally summer beverages, this delicious mixed drink is popular at any time of the year.

Serve it at your next barbecue or over the holidays for a refreshing beverage that everyone will love.

You can make this popular mixed drink by the glass or by the pitcher if you’re entertaining.

Just mix the pitcher gently before serving to redistribute the different types of juice. Then, pour it over ice and serve.

Ice floating in a glass of lemonade cocktail drink

Tools / equipment needed for this drink

This simple drink recipe couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is cocktail glasses and ice cube trays to make ice.

We LOVE our Silicone Ice Cube Trays with Lids

What does lemonade go well with?

Mint and basil both go together wonderfully with any type of citrus-based drink.

Try adding a spring or two of them along with the ice cubes when you make this beverage.

Or, for a strawberry lemon cocktail, add a few sliced strawberries to your drink. The possibilities are almost endless.

What can I use instead of vodka in my lemonade cocktail?

I really love the way the vodka tastes in this recipe. But, if you’re all out and you’re looking for another option, you can certainly try gin or even bourbon instead. 

  • Wine and rum with lemonade is called a Sangria Lemonade.
  • Vodka added to your lemonade is a classic spiked lemonade.
  • Adding tequila and watermelon will make a margarita.
  • Partially freeze the mixture before serving and adding the alcohol for a delicious spiked slushie.

What type of lemonade should I use?

You can make your own if you want to from fresh lemons. Or, you can use one of the pre-made options from the store.

Just do a taste test to be sure that your lemonade cocktail isn’t too tart or too sweet.

If you want something a bit more festive, why not try using pink lemonade instead of the traditional yellow.

This would be a fun variation for Valentine’s Day or any type of themed party.

Lemonade punch alcoholic drink in a glass with ice and the words easy lemonade cocktail written on the image

Best garnishes for this cocktail

Everyone loves to dress up their mixed drinks when entertaining. You can add a slice of lemon or lime with the ice cubes.

Or, you can try adding a wedge to the edge of the glass along with a maraschino cherry.

Do you want to get really fancy? Try rimming the glass with granulated sugar before you serve it.

For an extra special touch, you can dye the granulated sugar any color you like using food dye to match your decor.

Can I make this cocktail sparkling?

If you want to make this drink go a little bit further, you can add ginger ale or your favorite citrus-based soda to it. 

Or, if you want to make a punch recipe, you can reduce the amount of lemonade you use. Then, just add a bit more orange juice and cranberry juice.

If you plan on making this in a pitcher, don’t add the soda until right before you serve it so that it doesn’t go flat.

Or, you can add the soda to the glasses and follow up with the juice mixture and garnishes.

Lemonade cocktail recipe made with juices, in a glass with ice, white background

More cocktail recipes

If you’re looking for a few more mixed drink recipes, you might want to try one of these.

A smoked old fashioned is the perfect drink to unwind after a long week at work. Sit outside and relax with the robust smokey flavor of your favorite bourbon.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, learn how to make a tequila sunrise with this easy tutorial. Fruity, colorful, and fun, crank up the dance music and throw yourself a summer party!

This easy melon cocktail recipe is quick to whip up and is unique enough that you can pretty much guarantee your guests have never had it before! If you’re up for a new recipe, try this one!

Discover a whole new flavorful mixed drink with this blackberry beer cocktail recipe. It’s wicked easy to make and so delicious, too!

Check out this Rock Lobster cocktail recipe that is made with flavorful George Dickel Rye Whiskey, raspberry liqueur, and cranberry juice. This drink recipe has a nice spicy flavor with hints of raspberry, cranberry, and vanilla.

Lemonade Vodka Drink in a glass with ice

So, what’s your favorite signature lemon drink to serve?

Lemonade cocktail recipe made with juices, in a glass with ice, white background

Lemonade Cocktail

Scrappy Geek
A delicious lemonade cocktail drink with vodka and juice. It's better than a screwdriver, and just as easy to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail, Drink, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • 4 oz Lemonade
  • 1-1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes


  • Add ice cubes and vodka to a large glass
  • Slowly pour juices in order, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve!



To make this more of a vodka lemonade punch, reduce the amount of lemonade, and increase the amount of orange juice and cranberry juice. 

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