Kick off your summer with this vodka mint lemonade

Few things hit the spot in the summer like the perfect poolside cocktail. If you’re looking for a new go-to beverage recipe, this vodka mint lemonade is so refreshing that your friends will be begging you to start your own spiked lemonade stand. 

Whether you’re vibing solo by the pool, or hosting an evening cocktail party, this recipe is sure to keep the party going all summer long. Cheers! 

What you need 


  • Leaves from 1 medium-sized bunch of mint 
  • 4 lemons quartered with seeds removed 
  • Simple syrup, to taste
  • 8-16 oz vodka, more or less to taste 
  • 4 cups of cold water
  • Lemon slices to garnish 


  • Ice tray


  1. Place fresh mint leaves in an ice tray, and fill with water. Place the ice tray in the freezer. 
  1. Squeeze and strain the juice from 4 lemons.
  1. Add lemon juice to the pitcher, and add simple syrup to taste.
  1. Add vodka.
  1. Add mint ice cubes and lemon slices.
  1. Pour in 4 cups of cold water.
  1. Stir well, then pour into glasses and garnish with remaining mint leaves. Enjoy! 

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