23 Best Boozy Lemonades

Lemonade is just one step away from world domination. That last step is alcohol.

1. Sparkling Bourbon-Spiked Lemonade

Get the recipe.

2. Smoked Lemonade with Rye Whiskey

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Recipe here.

3. Skinny Spiked Lemonade Margarita

Get the recipe.

5. Frozen Lemonade with Coconut Rum

Recipe here.

6. Spicy Cajun Lemonade With Tabasco and Pimm’s / Via Food & Wine 2009 Cocktail Guide

Lemonade + vodka + Pimm’s + Tabasco + 7Up. Get the recipe.

7. Classic Shandy (Beer + Lemonade)

Use sparkling water for extra fizz. Recipe here.

9. Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

Which is, generally speaking, a terrific way to spike fruity things. Recipe here.

10. St. Germain Strawberry Lemonade

Recipe here.

11. Low Country Lemonade with Peach Schnapps

Andrew Cebulka

Recipe here courtesy of Charleston-based event planner Tara Guerard.

13. Rosemary Lemonade (Add Vodka)

Get the recipe here.

14. Lavender-Thyme Lemonade (Add Gin)

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15. Hot Honey Ginger Lemonade Syrup (Add Whiskey)

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16. Strawberry-Thyme Lemonade (Add Vodka)

Please. Get the recipe here.

17. Sea-Salted Lemonade (Add Mezcal)

Here’s how to make it.

18. Roasted Peach Lemonade (Add Bourbon)

Recipe here.

19. Sweet Tea Lemonade Slushie (Add Vodka)

Add a little extra vodka and and ice to this recipe.

20. Ginger Tea Lemonade with Sweet Apple (Add Bourbon)

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21. Tarragon Steeped In A New Empty Honey Jar (Add Gin)

To steep, squeeze a couple lemons’ worth of juice into the almost-empty honey jar, close it and give it a shake, then add water and tarragon, give it another shake, and let it sit at room temp for a couple of hours. Combine with gin or vodka over ice.

22. Shove a bunch of basil or mint in a jar of lemonade, hours before anyone has realized they need a drink…

Macey Foronda Buzzfeed

This is what I do, because I usually have to make 15+ drinks for my boozehound friends. I like to use Simply Lemonade or Newman’s Own.

…and after it’s been hanging in the fridge for a few hours, pour into glasses of ice with vodka or gin + seltzer.

Macey Foronda

If some herbs get in the glasses, fine, if not, fine. The flavor’s going to be there.

23. Muddle cucumbers with a squeeze of honey, then add store-bought lemonade, ice, and vodka.

Get directions.

Put your spiked lemonade in a pouch, freeze it, and drink it with straw.

Congrats, you just won at life. Directions here.

Make sweet tea lemonade Jell-o Shots

Directions here.

Don’t forget to give your spiked lemonade a fun sugar or salt rim.

You can buy this colored sugar here.

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