Cocktails & Spirits

Three Boozy Lemonade Recipes For Your Weekend Picnic

Have you been outside? It's freaking hot out there. The only thing August in Miami is good for is sitting on a beach or your backyard and having an ice cold lemonade. Or a cocktail. Or both.

There's really nothing better than a cold glass of tart, sweet lemonade. Unless, of course, you spike it. That's when the party really starts. And, since the weekend forecast promises to continue to be steamy, we suggest making a pitcher or two of these boozy lemonades, created by mixologist and brand ambassador David Brogan.

Watermelon-Basil Lemonade

  • 2 parts Stoli Premium Vodka
  • ½ cup fresh watermelon juice
  • 2 basil leaves (torn into little pieces)
  • 2 parts lemonade
  • Splash of soda

Muddle basil leaves (with fresh watermelon if on hand). Add remaining ingredients except soda. Shake and strain into an ice filled glass. Top with soda.

Lemonade Punch

  • ½ parts Stoli Premium Vodka
  • 1 ½ parts fruit punch
  • 1 ½ parts fresh lemonade

Muddle mixed berries in a shaker. Add equal parts of Stoli, fruit punch, and lemonade and shake well. Serve in an ice-filled highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Harvest Lemonade

  • 2 parts Stoli Premium Vodka
  • 2 parts lemonade
  • 2 fresh strawberries
  • 4 fresh blueberries
  • ½ part lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 wedges of fresh naval orange
  • 1 sprig of fresh muddled mint

Muddle naval orange, strawberries, brown sugar, lime juice and mint together. Fill shaker with ice and then add Stoli and lemonade. Shake and pour into a highball glass filled halfway with ice, Garnish with blueberries.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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