Drink | Boozy Lemonade

Drink | Boozy Lemonade

Spring is finally starting to show its face. As the eager young lady that I am, I got started quite early on my signature spring/summer drinks, lemonade being my favourite. I love lemonade for its tartiness and refreshing capabilities. Unfortunately for me, most of the store bought ones don’t satisfy my tastebuds (I’m very picky). Like with most things, I decided to take it upon myself to create my own mixes with ingredients I love (wine, vodka… you get the drift). I visited the LCBO at Yonge Eglinton Centre and picked up one of my favourite summer sparkling wines – Jackson Triggs Cuve Close. It has the perfect hints of lemon, green apple and just enough sweetness to pair perfectly with the lemonade mixes I had in mind. I also wanted to give a nod to the classic lemonade, so I picked up a vodka to go with it.

The best thing about the recipes below is that you can easily adjust them to your tastebuds. If you like a super sweet lemonade, then go nuts on the honey and sugar. If you’re more like me and like things a bit tarty, 3 teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of honey should be enough to sweeten things up. All the recipes yield enough for 4 glasses (same glass size as I used). You can make some to share with friends, or to enjoy alone.¬†


Vodka Lemonadethefancynancy_the-fancy-nancy-lemonade-frothy-frothylemonade-boozy-boozylemonade-summer-spring-springcocktail-1

1 cup of vodka (any vodka works)
1 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice (roughly 4 1/1 lemons)
2 cups of sparkling water
2 cups of ice
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Strawberry Lemonadethefancynancy_the-fancy-nancy-lemonade-frothy-frothylemonade-boozy-boozylemonade-summer-spring-springcocktail-8

500 grams of fresh strawberries
3 cups of sparkling wine
1 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 cup of sparkling water
2 cups of ice
sweeten to taste with honey and sugarthefancynancy_the-fancy-nancy-lemonade-frothy-frothylemonade-boozy-boozylemonade-summer-spring-springcocktail-10


Raspberry & Blackberry Lemonadethefancynancy_the-fancy-nancy-lemonade-frothy-frothylemonade-boozy-boozylemonade-summer-spring-springcocktail-9

500 grams of fresh strawberries and raspberries
3 cups of sparkling wine
1 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 cup of sparkling water
2 cups of ice
sweeten to taste with honey and sugarthefancynancy_the-fancy-nancy-lemonade-frothy-frothylemonade-boozy-boozylemonade-summer-spring-springcocktail-13


Steps

Use a powerful blender capable of crushing ice. Blend all the ingredients together Рadd more vodka/sparkling wine as needed.  Sweeten to taste with honey and sugar.thefancynancy_the-fancy-nancy-lemonade-frothy-frothylemonade-boozy-boozylemonade-summer-spring-springcocktail-20

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