Vodka-Spiked Pink Lemonade

This pretty party cocktail is perfect for all your sunny celebrations
Spiked Pink Lemonade


Spike your homemade strawberry lemonade with a splash of vodka for a refreshing spring and summer cocktail.

This recipe is courtesy of What’s Gaby Cooking.

Deliver Ingredients


For the strawberry syrup

  • 3/4 Cups strawberries
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 Cups water

For the lemonade

  • 6 Cups cold water
  • 1 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Cups vodka
  • Strawberries, for garnish
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • Ice


For the strawberry syrup

Place the strawberries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer the syrup for 10-12 minutes, until the strawberries are just starting to fall apart.

Pour the syrup through a strainer, and gently push on the strawberries to release the liquid. Let the syrup cool for about 15 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

For the lemonade

Place the strawberry syrup in a pitcher. Add the water and lemon juice and stir to combine. Pour in the vodka, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve over ice, garnished with strawberries and lemon slices.

Lemonade Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemonade Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.