Vodka Lemonade

Vodka Lemonade


To get the lemoniest lemonade, you need to use the whole lemon – including the rind. The oil from the skin of the lemon gives it a supercharged flavor boost, and turns the drink a lovely, frothy yellow. This little trick makes a next-level lemonade, and with a good blender it couldn’t be easier. If you want to turn this into a cocktail, try adding cucumber vodka and a cucumber garnish. It’s incredibly refreshing – so light you barely know it’s there – the coolest drink you’ll ever taste. Enjoy!

Vodka Lemonade
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 2 large lemons, well-washed, seeded, and chopped (leave skin on)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 cup vodka (optional)


  1. Remove thick pith from lemon.
  2. Put lemon pieces, water, sugar and ice into a blender and blend on high for one minute. Add vodka if needed.
  3. Fill glasses with ice and pour lemonade over them. Serve.

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