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Lemonade Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Any Season

Lemonade Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Any Season


Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is. Or so we have heard.

America's favorite tart beverage is refreshing no matter the season.

The truth is, National Lemonade Day might not have been that exciting this year had it not been for Beyonce and her epic movie/music release. Feeling feisty? Try Cognac. Jay-Z’s D’usse is our rec.

In honor of Queen Bey, here are the cocktails you should be making to celebrate America's favorite tart beverage.

Bey’s Berry & Basil
Summer’s bounty of berries mixed with Blue Silver Tequila and pink lemonade make this both a fresh and fun way to do lemonade.

  • 2 parts Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila
  • 2 leaves of torn basil
  • 2 sliced strawberries
  • 2 parts pink lemonade
  • Lemon Wedge

Preparation: Add ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain over ice into glass and serve. Garnish with lemon wedge.

The Queen Bey
The Queen Bey, $13, is served at the Time Hotel’s LeGrande Lounge and features lemonade, natch, that is spiked with, you guessed it, hot sauce. Blueberry vodka adds a hint more flavor and nods to baby Blue.

The Spicy Sandia
This cocktail, $16, mixed up at Bodega Negra at the Dream Downtown features a secret ingredient that is made in house and is most likely hiding in Beyonce’s bag: habanero syrup. It’s mixed with lemon juice and chunks of watermelon. Keep it somewhat kid-friendly without booze, or add some of your preferred spirit to the mix for a spiked version.

901 Club
Fellow pop star Justin Timberlake had a hand in creating 901 Tequila, so you can bet your Formation Tour tickets that he’ll be drinking this on Lemonade Day.

  • 1 part 901 Tequila
  • 2 parts Iced Tea
  • 2 parts Lemonade
  • 1/4 part Agave Syrup
  • Mint Sprig
  • Lemon Wedges

Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Stir well. Serve over ice in tall glass. Garnish with mint sprig and lemon wedge.

Raspberry Lemonade
It doesn’t get any easier when you’ve got Pinnacle’s raspberry infused and flavored vodka. The bright tart taste of raspberry pairs perfectly with the sweet pucker of homemade lemonade.

  • 1 part Pinnacle Raspberry Vodka
  • 2 parts lemonade
  • Raspberries for garnish
  • Lemon wheel for garnish
  • Preparation: Mix ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel and plenty of raspberries.


Shocking Shandy
The Hard Rock Cafe’s LTO Summer Mason Jar Cocktails, available through Labor Day, are some of the place’s most popular summer drinks . The Shocking Shandy is super easy to mix up at home with some flavored rum and lemonade.

  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • 1/2 oz Bacardi Orange Rum
  • bottle of Shock Top Belgian Wheat Beer
  • orange wedge for garnish

Directions: Fill mason jar with ice, lemonade and rum, and top with Shock Top Belgian Wheat Beer. Garnish with a speared orange wedge. Enjoy!

El Padre
The El Padre has two of Bey’s favorite things: lemonade and hot sauce. Mix ‘em both with some Hornitos tequila and smoky paprika and it’s a swag-worthy drink you’ll be sipping all day.

  • 1 part Hornitos Plata Tequila
  • 2 parts lemonade
  • 3-4 dashes of green hot sauce
  • Salt/smoked paprika rim

10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

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Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.


10 Hard Lemonade Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Once you turn 21, it can be tricky figuring out which drinks you actually enjoy. Cheap beer and boxed wine are a good introduction to the world of alcohol (okay, maybe not a good introduction, but an introduction nonetheless). But when you finally have the budget to sample higher quality drinks, the number of cocktails available is overwhelming. Enter: hard lemonade. Hard lemonade is your favorite childhood drink, but with a few mixers added in. Think of hard lemonade as mimosa’s cousin. These hard lemonade recipes are fairly cheap to make, and you can use almost any alcohol you have on hand. So skip the PBR the next time your friends come over, and try out one of the following hard lemonade recipes instead.