An Excuse To Drink: National Lemonade Day

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August 20th is National Lemonade Day!

Don’t worry, no one expected you to know that, but consider this your excuse to drink. The only thing more refreshing than a cold glass of lemonade is a cold glass of spiked lemonade so we’re sharing a few good recipes to help you celebrate.

We love when brands send us recipes, but we love when they send us booze even more. Several of the brands we’ve sampled this Summer are included in the recipes below so feel free to give them a try.

If week day drinking is a bit much for you, feel free to postpone the festivities until the weekend and then go hard. Check out the recipes below and see if something gets your mind thirsty.


Alex & Lori


Cruzan Blue Velvet

  • 1 part Cruzan® Blueberry Lemonade Rum
  • 1 part Cruzan® Raspberry Rum
  • 1/2 part Sour Mix
  • 3 parts Cranberry Juice

Build in a tall glass over ice. Top with cranberry juice and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge and/or blueberries.

Photos by John Pesina Photography.
Photos by John Pesina Photography.

The Deep Daly

  • 1 part Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka
  • 1 part Fresh Lemonade
  • Splash of club soda

Pour fresh lemonade and Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka into a glass, top off with splash of club soda.


Pinnacle  Pool Party Punch

  • 1 part Pinnacle® Original Vodka
  • 2 parts Lemonade
  • Splash of DeKuyper® Blue Curacao

Mix ingredients and serve over ice.


Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Cooler

  • 2 parts Cruzan® Blueberry Lemonade Rum
  • 3/4 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 small pinch Sea Salt
  • Club Soda

Combine rum, grapefruit juice and salt over ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Double strain into a glass over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.


Deep Eddy’s Frozen Lemonade Batch Recipe

  • 3.5 Liters Deep Eddy Lemon
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 6.5 Liters Water
  • 1.5 Liters Lemon Juice

Combine ingredients in a large pitcher, stir and serve.


Ledger’s Lemonade

  • Q Tonic
  • 2 parts Premium Gin
  • 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Dash Simple Syrup
  • Lemon Wedge, for Garnish

Add 2 ounces of premium gin, 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice and a dash of simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Vigorously shaker and pour into a tall glass with ice. Top with Q Tonic as desired. Garnish with a lemon wedge.


Eddy’s Shandy

  • 12 oz of your favorite Wheat beer
  • 1 oz Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka

In a chilled beer glass, pour Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka followed by wheat beer. Enjoy!

Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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