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July 1, 2019

Vodka Lemonade with Raspberry

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This summer enjoy a perfectly chilled Vodka Lemonade with Raspberry! This refreshing cocktail calls for just three ingredients and mixes up in a flash. Makes 1 drink.

Vodka Lemonades with Raspberry from above, with the bottles of alcohol, and ice

Lemonade is by far my favorite summertime drink.

Don’t believe me? Feel free to peruse my recipes for Strawberry Lemonade, Mint Lemonade, Honey Lemonade, Spiked Blueberry Lemonade and Mixed Berry Mint Lemonade, to name a few.

The flavor is just so refreshing.

If you’re anything like me, you love the idea of a beverage that’s versatile, colorful and calls for seasonal ingredients. (Hi, hello, raspberries!)

And chances are, since today is July 1, you’re all about a signature summer cocktail.

A bowl of raspberries is shown with whole and sliced lemons

Well, look no farther! Pinnacle® Lemonade with Raspberry is exactly what you’re gonna want for the rest of the summertime.

Why? You can mix up a batch of homemade lemonade for the whole family to enjoy, then spike yours with Pinnacle® Original Vodka and DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur.

Y’all—this recipe is so delightful and so easy because it calls for three ingredients.

It’s also absolutely tasty, bold and perfect for sipping all summer long!

Also, just LOOK at that color!

More summer drink recipes: Blackberry Mint Spritzer / Honeysuckle Cherry Smash / Bourbon Peach Slush / Raspberry Mango Spring Sangria

Looking for a summer recipe, but can’t put your finger on it? Check out my summer recipes landing page.

Bottles of alcohol are shown, with a bowl of raspberries and lemons in the background

What you’ll need to make Spiked Lemonade

Pinnacle Vodka is poured into a glass, from above

How to make Pinnacle® Lemonade with Vodka

Make the Lemonade

Use a lemon reamer or a citrus juicer to juice several lemons into a liquid measuring cup.

Personally, I like using the lemon reamer because you get more juice out of the lemons that way. Be sure to use a fine mesh strainer to strain seeds and lemon chunks out of the juice before you pour it into your pitcher.

You’ll want a cup of fresh juice. (This will take around 6-8, depending on the size and the amount of juice in each.)

Pour the fresh juice into a pitcher and add ½ cup of granulated sugar. Stir until the sugar has begun to dissolve. (Psst. If your lemon juice is cold, the sugar is going to have a hard time dissolving.)

This recipe makes for tart lemonade. If you like drinks pretty sweet, I suggest trying this out and adding 2 tablespoons to ¼ cup more of sugar until it works for your taste buds.

Add 5 cups of water to the mixture, stirring constantly.

When the sugar has dissolved completely, refrigerate until time to enjoy your Spiked Raspberry Lemonade!

Shortcut alert: If you’re not interested in making your own lemonade, you can purchase some from the store.

DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur is poured into a glass

Mix a glass of vodka lemonade.

In a glass, measure out the Pinnacle® Original Vodka.

Add a splash of DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur.

Pour in the lemonade.

Stir with a spoon and add ice.

Garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh raspberries and enjoy cold.

Lemonade is poured into the glass to finish the cocktail

Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips for Vodka Raspberry Lemonade

Make the lemonade a day in advance.

If you’re on the homemade lemonade train like I clearly am, you can make it in advance and keep it cold in the fridge for any summertime sipper mixing.

I also like to do this because my older daughter loves to sip on lemonade, too, and this works well for both kids and adults.

A man stirs the drink with a cocktail spoon before ice is added

Make it a pitcher drink!

If you’re entertaining and want to have a lot of these spiked lemonades for your guests, turn it into a pitcher drink!

The size of your pitcher will determine how large of a batch you can make, but a 40 oz. pitcher can hold about 6 servings of the recipe below.

If you’re turning this into a pitcher drink, please, please, please keep it out of reach of any kids. It’s such a pretty color, and I can see kids gravitating toward it.

Kid-Friendly Suggestion: Make a separate pitcher of lemonade for kids and leave out for them. The adult pitcher should look different and be kept in the fridge (or another place that’s completely out of reach so there is no confusion.)

Three Vodka Lemonades with Raspberry are shown, garnished and surrounded by fresh fruit and the ingredients

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I turn this individual lemonade into a pitcher drink?

It’s pretty easy! Here is how I would do the math to make this lemonade cocktail into a pitcher drink:

  • 12 oz. Pinnacle® Original Vodka
  • 3 oz. DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur
  • 24 oz. lemonade

MAKES 10-12 COCKTAILS. This will fit into a 40 oz. pitcher easily.

If you’re turning this into a pitcher drink, I do not advise icing it.

Instead, make it in advance and refrigerate it so it’s ice cold… and so the ice doesn’t water it down.

A man holds a glass of spiked raspberry lemonade, from above

Where can I find these ingredients?

I purchased the Pinnacle® Original Vodka and DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur from Drizly, a beer, wine and spirits delivery website.

Quite honestly it made my liquor shopping so easy because I didn’t have to leave my house to purchase it.

You simply type in your address, then search for the alcohols available for delivery in your area. (My store had a minimum order plus a delivery fee, but the amount I was charged was well worth the hassle the service saved me!)

Once you place your order, it’s delivered within 60 minutes.

So easy and so perfect if you’re putting together a party, are juggling several things at the same time and don’t have the time/means to run out to the store.

Which, let’s be real, is totally me because we have two small kids, and bringing them to a liquor store sounds a bit much to handle at this point in my life…

Three glasses of Spiked Raspberry Lemonade are surrounded by ice, raspberries and lemons

Quick tips for making Vodka Lemonade with Raspberry

  • If you don’t want to take the time to juice lemons and make your own, purchase lemonade from the store. There’s no shame in doing this! Just choose a high-quality lemonade so your drink tastes super fresh.
  • If you don’t like raspberry, leave out the DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur. That’ll make this an original Pinnacle® Lemonade instead!
  • Want to make a bigger drink? The Pinnacle® Vodka original recipe recommends 1 part vodka to 2 parts lemonade and ¼ part DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur. Do the math and have some fun!

Pinterest image for Vodka Raspberry Lemonade, including a close up of the cocktail and text

Now who’s ready to make some of this Spiked Raspberry Lemonade for their next summertime gathering?

Here’s how you do it:

Vodka Lemonade with Raspberry
Yield: 1 drink

Vodka Lemonade with Raspberry

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Lemonade Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Enjoy a cool Vodka Lemonade with Raspberry! This refreshing warm weather cocktail calls for just three ingredients—Pinnacle® Original Vodka, DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur and lemonade—and mixes up in a flash. While the recipe makes enough for one drink, you can easily double, triple or quadruple it for a crowd for laid back entertaining. No matter what you mix it for, this Pinnacle® Lemonade with Raspberry is a perfect summertime sipper!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Pinnacle® Original Vodka
  • ½ oz. DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur
  • 4 oz. lemonade

Instructions

  1. Pour vodka into a glass.
  2. Pour DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Liqueur into the glass.
  3. Pour the lemonade into the drink. Add ice.
  4. Stir with a cocktail spoon.
  5. Garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh raspberries and enjoy cold!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 6mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 16g Protein: 0g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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