Squeezed for time but would like to enjoy a glass of fresh-tasting lemonade spiked with a splash of vodka? Then grab a package of lemon flavored drink mix and a few pantry staples and you’ll be on your way to a refreshing glass of spiked lemonade in no time.
While most lemonade recipes call for making simple syrup, this recipe takes a shortcut and makes good use of packaged drink mix and a couple of lemons. No one will guess that this tangy drink takes only minutes to stir up—making it the perfect recipe to sip at any summertime get-together.
So when it comes to enjoying every drop of summer, this crowd-pleasing recipe makes it easy. Cheers!
EASY SPIKED LEMONADE
1 (2-quart serving size) envelope lemon flavor unsweetened soft drink mix
1 cup sugar
8 cups cold water
3/4 cup vodka
Juice of 1 medium lemon
1 medium lemon, sliced
Fresh mint (optional)
In a large pitcher, combine drink mix, sugar, water, vodka, and lemon juice. Add sliced lemon; stir well. Place ice cubes in glasses; pour lemonade mixture over ice cubes. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Makes 8 servings.