Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

After I had listened to a year old podcast by Joy the Baker and Tracy of Shutterbean, I was inspired to make this Infused Vodka from Tracy’s website.  Once the vodka idea was in my head, I had several ideas of what to do with said vodka!  The first idea was a strawberry lemonade.

The sad thing was I had never made lemonade before.  After some high quality Internet research it seemed like the magic equation for lemonade was 1 cup water to 1 cup sugar to 1 cup lemon juice and then add water to taste.  I reduced the amount of sugar in my simple syrup because I knew the strawberry vodka would be really sweet.

I was so pleased with this cocktail!  It starts going down so smoothly and I was like, oh man, I thought this would be stronger.  But then, after several tastes, the strength started to catch up with me!  This cocktail packs a delicious, hidden punch!  The sweetness of the strawberry vodka is balanced by the tartness of the lemonade.  I can’t wait to make this again!

Print the Recipe.

Strawberry Vodka Lemonade
Yield – 4-6 servings

3-4 days before serving
16 ounces strawberries, washed, trimmed, & cut in half
3 cups vodka (I used Stoli Strasberi)

  1. Add the strawberries and vodka together in a pitcher or jar with a lid.
  2. Shake or stir the mix.  Place the mixture in a cool dark place.
  3. Try to shake or stir the mix 1-2 times per day for three days.
  4. Strain the mix through a fine mesh strainer into a bottle, I just used the empty vodka bottle.  Store until needed.

An hour or two before serving
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh lemon juice (7 lemons)
2 cups strawberry vodka
1 cup water
sliced lemons and strawberries for garnish

  1. Add the sugar and 1 cup of water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil stirring occasionally to make a simple syrup.
  2. Juice the lemons.
  3. Add the simple syrup, lemon juice, strawberry vodka, and the remaining 1 cup of water to a pitcher.  Mix to combine.
  4. Add in the sliced lemons and strawberries. Refrigerate for at least an hour to cool the drink and let the flavors marry.
  5. To serve add ice to a glass and pour over.  Garnish as desired.
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6 responses to “Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

  1. Irene

    This looks so refreshing!

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