These Lemonade Cocktail Recipes are tart and sweet and the perfect mixed drink recipes to sip when the weather warm-ups. Made with vodka, tequila, and other liquor, these delectable recipes with lemonade are sure to be a hit at your next party.
This collection of lemonade mixed drinks includes seasonal ingredients such as berries, melons, citrus, and herbs for crowd-pleasing flavor combinations that pair perfectly with tart lemon.
You'll love these lemony summer cocktail recipes
These lemonade based cocktails are not only slurp-worthy, but they're fun to make.
The refreshing scent and flavor of lemonade are on full display in these delicious cocktail recipes that are perfect for summer.
Here, you'll find ideas such as a party punch that includes blue curaçao for beachy themes as well as fruit and champagne-spiked lemonade that turns into an effervescent mimosa cocktail.
Whether you use store-bought or make your own homemade lemonade, you can find something tasty to try when the weather warms up.
Related: Summer Vodka Drinks
Backyard celebrations are perfect for serving a lemonade shandy, complete with your favorite beer in the mix.
And you'll also find plenty of ways to elevate lemonade with vodka, whisky, gin, bourbon, tequila, and more in these delectable recipes that are sure to be a hit at your next party.
Lemonade Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home
If you're looking for the perfect drink to make at home, make one of these lemonade mixed drinks! From simple recipes with a splash of vodka to a more fruity raspberry lemonade with some edible flowers, this list has plenty of drinks with an adult twist on a favorite summer drink.
Spiked Watermelon Lemonade
Fresh watermelon cubes blended with lemonade creates a deliciously refreshing cocktail that is wonderful during the warm summer months. Spike the mix with vodka, rim your glasses with salt and pour in this hydrating cocktail. Add a little wedge of lemon or watermelon for a pretty garnish.
This delicious Ginger Tequila Lemonade has bold flavors that you'll love! If you love tequila, this is a must-try! With just a few ingredients (including fresh lemon and ginger) this recipe comes together quickly and is a unique twist on a favorite summer drink.
Lavender Lemonade Cocktail
The lovely herbal essence and flavor of culinary lavender is highlighted with this lemonade cocktail that's perfect for a girls night in. Make an easy lemonade that's boosted with lemon peel for even more citrus goodness with slight floral notes . Add the boozy component of vodka. Combine the lemonade mixture with a homemade lavender simple syrup and chill well in a pitcher before serving over ice.
Mermaid Rum Punch
Add this themed cocktail to your beach party to keep it on point. Create this mermaid punch that's an eye-catching shade of blue, thanks to the blue curaçao in the lemonade and pineapple liquid base. Give it a creamy texture with coconut cream and banana, which you'll blend until smooth. White rum keeps it festive. Serve it over crushed ice and garnish with a small pineapple wedge on the rim.
This easy wine cocktail is a gorgeous color and so simple to make. With your favorite pink wine and store-bought lemonade, it's a tasty recipe to make for a crowd. Try this Rosé Lemonade Cocktail! It's a great drink for a hot summer day.
Rum Sangria Lemonade
Your next summer celebration should include a pitcher of this citrus sangria that combines lemonade, white wine and lemon-flavored rum. Add in orange and apple slices for more fruity goodness. Give this alcoholic drink at least an hour in the fridge to develop the flavors before serving over ice.
Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade Mojitos | Shared Appetite
Blueberries and lemon are a classic pairing and here they combine their flavors in a mojito that's perfect for celebrating summer. Make it in a party-size pitcher with this recipe that mixes 7-up soda pop with lemonade, mint leaves and an easy homemade blueberry syrup. Serve over ice with a garnish of mint leaves.
Pink Vodka Lemonade Cocktail
Perfect for a baby shower, engagement party of a summer celebration, this pretty in pink cocktail keeps it sweet and effervescent with Sprite, lime juice, cranberry juice and vodka. It's super easy to make and is always a stunner when served with ice and a slice of lemon on the rim.
Easy Fresh Peach Lemonade
Whether you make this as a mocktail or cocktail, the recipe is a pure summer in liquid form. Freshly made lemonade with a homemade peach simple syrup from ripe, juicy peaches is a pitcher-ready beverage that can be spiked with your choice of bourbon, vodka, gin, or tequila. Serve over ice.
I've never met a Moscow Mule that I didn't like and using lemonade to flavor one is a great idea! It's super refreshing, especially when sipped out of a frosty copper mug. It's a fun lemon twist on a classic vodka cocktail recipe.
Bourbon Ginger Lemonade Cocktail
Amp up a lemonade cocktail with the addition of spicy ginger and bourbon. This is a great cocktail to serve toward the end of summer when you're transitioning into cooler fall weather. Lemonade, bourbon and ginger liqueur make for an easy mixture that's gets an effervescent kick from club soda. Serve over ice.
Strawberry Lemonade Beergaritas
Mix this fruity cocktail with frozen strawberry lemonade concentrate, lemon-lime soda, light beer and tequila. It's an eclectic mix that's perfect for summer celebrations picnics, and backyard BBQs. Garnish it with a ripe strawberry, for a bite of fresh summer fruit.
Cherry Lemonade Cocktail
Get your high speed blender ready to mix this delicious cocktail that combines frozen lemonade concentrate with frozen cherries, ginger ale, spiced rum, cherry liqueur and cherry-flavored vodka. Serve this flavorful drink over ice and garnish with lemon slices.
Frosted Vodka Pineapple Lemonade Cocktail
You're sure to cool off this summer with this desert-inspired frosted cocktail that combines lemon, pineapple, vanilla ice cream, and vodka. It mixes easily in your blender and is a sweet tropical cocktail that's perfect for sipping by the pool. Don't forget the festive cocktail umbrella!
Apple Brandy Slush
Icy, sweet and refreshing, adults will enjoy this boozy slushie on a hot day. Apple juice concentrate and lemonade concentrate combine with an iced tea mixture and brandy before being frozen for at least 12 hours. When ready to serve, scoop out servings into cups and top with ginger ale.
Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade - LOW CARB, perfect for summer!
This irresistible cocktail is a visual stunner with its deep purple hue, thanks to fresh, ripe blackberries in the mix. The berries are muddled with mint leaves before joining lemonade, club soda and whisky as a boozy summer beverage. Serve over ice and with a garnish of fresh mint.
Peach Summer Shandy
Lemonade and beer combine to make a warm weather shandy and takes it even further with the addition of a summer fruit flavor. Add in peach brandy and serve this deliciousness over ice. Garnish with slices of fresh peach. Pure summer.
Boozy Frozen Lemonade with vodka
You'll want to serve this frozen cocktail on the hottest days of summer. It's a delightful mix of lemonade, lemon sorbet, vodka and ice. Use your high-speed blender to mix it and serve either immediately or freeze for a thicker texture. Either way, it's the perfect cocktail when you need to cool off.
Electric Lemonade Cocktail Recipe
This lemonade cocktail sports an eclectic blue shade making it perfect for pool parties or the Fourth of July. It's a fun mix of lemonade, lime juice, club soda, vodka and blue curaçao. Serve over ice and add a lime slice on the rim for a pretty finish.
Strawberry Lemon Mimosa Recipe | Brunch Cocktail
Any summer celebratory event will be appropriately toasted with this easy and refreshingly fruit mimosa. Combine lemonade with a homemade strawberry puree and top it off with champagne. Serve it in your best champagne flutes with a lemon wedge for a garnish.
Up-level your favorite beer with the addition of a sweetened lemonade mixture and serve it over ice. This shandy is a wonderful summer cocktail that even beer-lovers will enjoy. The recipe is easily doubled so you can have a few pitchers of this on the beverage table at all your outdoor BBQs.
Tequila Thyme Lemonade
Tequila joins with lemonade to pack a punch with this cocktail. Fresh thyme adds an herbal and summery twist to it. Serve over ice with fresh thyme springs and lemon slices for a bright garnish.
(Lower Calorie) Hippie Juice
Don't be fooled by the delicate pink shade of beverage that this cocktail presents. It's a spirited combo of watermelon vodka, triple sec and rum in a pink lemonade base that's party-friendly and made in a pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh strawberries.
A simple garnish of a lemon slice or lemon wheel is the perfect way to finish off any of these homemade lemonade cocktails to serve at your next happy hour in summer or any time of year.
The best cocktail has a little bit of citrus flavor from tart lemons and has a few additional flavors to make it more complex.
- If making homemade lemonade cocktails, it's best to use fresh lemon juice for best results.
- I find the best lemonade for cocktails is homemade, but a high-quality store-bought version like Simply Lemonade is also delicious.
- For any recipe that calls for store-bought lemonade, you can substitute lemonade with pink lemonade.
- Browse my Bar Tools Essentials post to see what tools will help you mix amazing drinks at home.
- It's easy to use simple syrup to sweeten up any of these mixed drinks made with lemonade.
- If you're worried about dilution from melting ice cubes on a hot summer day, you can freeze lemonade in ice cube trays and use those instead.
Lemonade recipes to get you started
Make a spiked lemonade recipe by adding your favorite liquor to one of these recipes for a simple cocktail or lemonade mixed drink.
- Lavender Lemonade
- Blueberry Lemonade
- Or make a large batch of lemonade for a party
More easy summer cocktails
- A Long Vodka is a lemonade drink you may not have heard of that is super easy and refreshing.
- Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade is one of my favorite cocktails to make any time of year.
- This Champagne Float with Strawberry Lemonade is a great cocktail idea to make for your next girl's night in.
- If you like sweet cocktails this Cherry Lemonade with Pineapple Rum is a must-try.
- Love pineapple juice? Browse this list of Vodka Recipes with Pineapple Juice.
- Watermelon Vodka Cocktails are always a good idea for summer.
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