Summer Drinks: Vanilla Vodka + Lemonade.

23 May 2013

So my two drinks of choice are kahlua + cream in the winter/fall or vanilla vodka + ginger ale with a lime in the spring/summer.  The former tastes like chocolate coffee milk.  The latter tastes like a cream soda.  I only really deviate for wine or an occasional fruity frufru drink when the occasion warrants.  I always seem to come back to those two favorites though. 

When we were in Lexington for my sister’s college graduation, I ran out of ginger ale and I love a vanilla lemonade, so I tried the vanilla vodka and raspberry lemonade together.  It is perfection.  Like the yummiest, most delicious, best summer drink ever.  I let everyone take sips and they all agreed it was a blog worthy drink.  It’s dreamy.  You all will have to try it for yourself.

Vanilla Vodka + Lemonade

  • 1 {or 2} ounce vanilla vodka
  • 6 ounces raspberry lemonade
  • ice

Add some fresh raspberries if you want to be fancy.  

And let’s face it, I always want to be fancy.

Vanilla Vodka Lemonade

You can also use plain lemonade or blueberry lemonade with good results, I always get the Simply Lemonade brand found in the cold juice section of the grocery.  I probably would skip the powdered lemonade drink mix here and pick something decent.

I also stumbled upon a new {favorite} brand of vodka.  I don’t know how new it is, so much as new-to-me, but it’s delicious either way.  It was mid-level pricewise, but the vanilla taste is more like a fresh bean rather than a fake substitute.  The brand is 360, it’s a million times better than any other vanilla vodka I’ve tried.  They also have some ridiculously weird flavors like cola, glazed donut, and buttered popcorn.  I’m going to have to get my sister Lyndsey on creating some fun recipes to try those out.

Want some other vanilla goodness of the non-alcoholic variety?  Try Vanilla Lime Iced Tea.


Just A Normal Mom said...

YUM. Good to know on the vodka brand. I love vanilla, but sometimes the fake taste is just too much.

Anonymous said...

I want to try some sweet tea vodka so I can spruce up my lemonade!

Anonymous said...

Glazed donut? Hell yeah.


Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

That sounds really good. I'm always looking for different summer drink options because wine just gives me a headache the next day.

Unknown said...

Not sure How I came upon this post AND how did I miss it a year ago. Vodka tonics with lime {HMMMM MMMMM good} are our drink as well then one day we decided to mix it with the Simply pink raspberry lemonade, then we tried just plain old lemonade both good but the pink is better. Great minds think a like. Then a good friend introduced me to the white russians......YUMMY!!!! Cheers friend! Actually I will be having a vodka lemonade tonight because I drank my last glass of wine last night, unless I make it to the store today:)

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