Spiked Summer Lemonade

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  We know we are posting a little late.  We have been soaking up the last rays of summer and enjoying some free time. We’ve been a little lax on our posting recently.  We know.  Hopefully we will do much better in September than we did in August?

This week we wanted to share with you a great large batch recipe for weekends like this.  We did not create this recipe.  It was one that we ripped from the pages of a magazine years ago and unfortunately we are not sure which one.  We liked the recipe for Spiked Summer Lemonade because most of the ingredients are probably in your kitchen or refrigerator right now.  It is easy, tasty and fresh, and allows you time to concentrate on entertaining guests on your dock or patio instead of behind the bar serving everyone.

We made this recipe for a large gathering we had at our house a couple of weeks ago.  The guests were arriving early so Rhonda was able to only get a few quick photos before she had to go into full hostess mode.  The Spiked Lemonade was a hit, and many guests were surprised to find out that beer was one of the main ingredients.

Spiked Summer Lemonade is made from frozen berries, chilled light beer, lemonade concentrate, vodka and lemon and lime slices for garnish.  First stir together the lemonade concentrate and vodka and chill for a day.  The following day stir in fresh berries and beer.  Then you are ready to serve!  Yep, it’s that easy!

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This is a great beverage for sipping on the dock or next to the pool with friends.  Tryout it out the next time you need a quick large batch recipe.  We know you will be pleased.

 

Disclaimer:  All beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.

Truly Easy Cocktail

Everyone is missing their favorite restaurants and hang outs right now.  We know you can still order carry-out from most, but it’s just not the same is it? The guacamole or the queso doesn’t taste the same in Styrofoam as it does in a molcajete or a big ceramic bowl.  Some restaurants are even serving cocktails to go, which is nice, but sometimes you just want to make it yourself.  If you are a long-time fan of The Blind Pig Blog, we thank you and you know that you can get lots of Easy, Tasty, Fresh cocktail recipes right here!  We have one this week that is so basic, it will remind you of your college days!

The Truly Watermelon Lemonade has only three basic ingredients that you can purchase easily at your grocery store or local liquor store.  You will need a can of Truly Watermelon and Kiwi Hard Seltzer, watermelon vodka or regular vodka, and lemonade.

First mix the lemonade and vodka together in a measuring pitcher.  Pour half of the lemonade mixture into a rocks glass.  Add ice and top off with Truly Hard Seltzer.  Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a mint sprig.  It’s that easy!

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We chose to serve our Truly Watermelon Lemonade in a mason jar.  First of all it gives the cocktail an easy-laid back type of vibe.  We also thought this would be the perfect drink to prep before a backyard picnic or a day at the lake.  Mix your lemonade and vodka at home. Pour into mason jars.  Screw on the lids.  Throw the jars in the cooler with the cans of Truly.  Head to the lake and finish the mixing once you are settled in your chair on the pontoon!  Oh yes… we all long for those carefree days of summer!!

If you are new around The Blind Pig Blog, here are some other great stay at home easy cocktail recipes that we recommend you try!

Apple Mule

Corralejo Skinny Agave Margarita

Fernet and Coke

Gin and Tonic

Mary Ann or Ginger?

Orange You Glad It’s Carpano?

Paloma

Raspberry Mojito

The Royal Hurricane

Salty Dog

The Thin Mint

If you want more… check out our Beverages and Cocktails page.

What kinds of new cocktails have you been trying out since you’ve had more time at home?  We’d love to hear about it!

 

Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.

Hello Summer!

Happy Memorial Day, friends.  As we reflect on this wonderful holiday that is often associated with a day off work, barbecues, and the kickoff of the summer season, we want to highlight that is actually a day of gratitude and thanks giving.  A great quote that we found sums up the meaning of this day.

“If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for.”  — unknown.

This day is not just about remembering our fallen and the sacrifice of their loved ones.  It is also about our responsibility to be good Americans.  In our current political climate, we have the responsibility to be informed citizens, to vote, to volunteer in our communities, and to be good neighbors.  Personally, we have always thought America is a great place.  Let’s be the kind of people worth fighting for.

Okay… on with SUMMAAAAAA! You will love this tantalizing, refreshing, light take on the traditional lemonade.  Our sparkling lemonade recipe is so easy, tasty, and fresh.  Summer always makes us think of sitting on a porch, feeling the breeze gently on your face, watching the world go by as you slurp down a glass of lemonade.  The best part of our Sparkling Lemonade recipe is that it is not too sweet.  It is just the right amount of lemon, mint and sparkle.  It’s refreshing to drink and not too heavy.

To make Sparkling Lemonade you need elderflower liqueur.  We used St. Germain.   You also need 1 1/2 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice.  For this batch we chose to purchase Santa Cruz 100% pure organic lemon juice.  You also need a bottle of chilled prosecco, fresh lemon slices, and fresh mint.

Add the St. Germain, lemon juice and lemon slices to a pitcher. Stir gently.  We made this ahead of time and chilled it in the fridge until our guests arrived.  Next top off with prosecco and stir again gently.  Add fresh mint for garnish.

For a complete printable recipe of Sparkling Lemonade, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog.

We we posted last week, we have lots more fun summer recipes and surprises for you, so check in with us throughout the summer.

Recent posts you may have missed–

Umbrella Worthy Drink: May Bonus Post — La Branca

Banana Bourbon Cobbler

Savannah Special

Strawberry Prosecco Cake

 

Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.