Redberry Vodka Lemonade

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Redberry vodka lemonade cocktail

I know it’s still basically winter, and here where I live the temperatures are in the negatives, however I did fell like making a summer-y drink anyways. I had a little bit of redberry vodka left over (my most recent recipe using it is my Love In The Time Of Corona Virus signature cocktail), and decided to make a Redberry Vodka Lemonade.

While my redberry vodka is homemade, there are store-bought versions you can use. My homemade version is similar to how one would make sloe gin. Take your red berries, prick them with a needle, and fill a jug up about halfway with the red berries. Then pour over vodka and let sit for 2 months. It’s really quite easy, and here in Ukraine it is extremely popular.

cocktail ingredients including vodka, berries, lemon, sugar lemon water and a glass

This drink isn’t strong, since lemonade is basically sugar water, but you can make it stronger by just upping the vodka amount. I did a standard 60 ml of vodka to 120 ml of lemonade so that my Collins glass with ice would fill up. I also made lemonade myself but you can use storebought for that too. In fact, if you do storebought everything, there’s really only two ingredients.

Since I no longer have my cocktail shaker (seriously, where did it go) I’ve been mixing drinks in the pitcher of my tea press. For this redberry vodka lemonade I just added the lemon juice, sugar, and water, and whisked everything up. Then I added the vodka and gave that a good stir.

redberry vodka lemonade in a collins glass

To finish it off I added some ice cubes and a sprig of red berries and then poured over the redberry vodka lemonade all the way to the top. Okay, a centimeter from the top. Close enough. Garnished with a lemon wedge and served cold. This drink would be fantastic at some spring/summer garden parties don’t you think?

The toucan in the picture is one of our bird souvenirs Alona and I brought back from Rio De Janeiro. She wrote a bunch of fun things to do in Rio that you can read about here.

Redberry Vodka Lemonade

This delicious summery redberry vodka lemonade is perfect all year round.
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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Eastern European
Keyword: Redberry Vodka Lemonade, Vodka lemonade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories:
Cost: $1

Equipment

  • Collins' Glass

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Vodka redberry infused
  • 20 ml Lemon Juice freshly Squeezed
  • 20 grams Sugar Granulated
  • 100 ml Water
  • 1 sprig Red Berries garnish

Instructions

  • In a mixing pitcher add the sugar, water, and lemon juice and whisk or stir everything together.
  • Add in the redberry vodka and stir that up.
  • In a collins glass add the sprig of red berries and ice cubes all the way up. Pour over the redberry vodka lemonade. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Notes

Drink Cold!
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Redberry Vodka Lemonade