Electric Lemonade


Bright, sweet, and aromatic, this effervescent cocktail will help you cool down and relax on even the hottest of summer days. When buying lemons, choose those that are firm, plump, and heavy for their size. Skin should be smooth and vibrant, with no tints of green (a sign that the lemon is underripe).

Electric Lemonade
Photo: Karla Conrad
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • ¼ - ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves

  • 1 cup sparkling mineral water

  • Splash ginger ale

  • 2 - 3 cup ice

  • 1 cup vodka

  • Frozen vodka or sparkling mineral water

  • Mint sprigs and lemon slices for garnish


  1. Chill 4 serving glasses in the freezer. Combine lemon juice, sugar, mint, mineral water, ginger ale, and ice in a blender. Slowly blend until thick.

  2. Remove the four glasses from the freezer and pour a jigger (1/4 cup) vodka into each. Top with frozen lemonade mixture.

  3. Add a straw and garnish each glass with a fresh mint sprig and a slice of lemon. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 39.6mg 198%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 156mg 3%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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