Zingy, bright, and cooling, these lemon vodka recipes are the ultimate summertime refresher.
What better way to beat the heat?
Lemon and vodka. They’re a match made in heaven. The neutral taste of vodka is the perfect base to let the citrusy flavor of lemons shine.
And there’s so much more to this sensational duo than just vodka and lemon juice.
From sweet tea vodka lemonade mojitos to coconut lemon sours, there’s something for everyone.
Enjoy them at any time. They’re perfect for sipping as an after-work soother or a lazy summer evening tipple. Enticed?
These lemon vodka recipes are just what you need.
1. Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
Who said vodka was for drinking? These pink lemonade jello shots are the ultimate party food!
Their stunning lemon slice shape makes them perfect for summer pool parties.
Jello shots are always a fun way to start the party. They’re super cute and super tasty.
The sweetness of the pink lemonade takes the edge off the liquor.
They may look tricky, but they’re actually super easy to make. Simply spoon out the insides of half cut lemons.
Then, fill the lemon shells with the gelatin, vodka, and lemonade mixture. Let them set in the fridge and you’re good to go!
2. Lemon Vodka Cocktail
If you’re a cocktail making rookie, this easy lemon vodka cocktail is a great place to start. Light and refreshing, it’s sure to impress dinner party guests.
This recipe is similar to the classic lemon drop cocktail but with only four ingredients.
Vodka, triple sec, fresh lemon juice, and sugar are all you need.
The key to this summer drink’s sweetness is a homemade sugar syrup.
Simply heat the sugar and water in a saucepan until a syrup forms, then leave it to cool. Easy-peasy!
3. Lemon & Herb Vodka Spritzer
This guilt-free skinny lemon and herb vodka spritzer is exactly what you need to cool off.
Take a break from the strong summer sun with an ice-cold glass of this delectable cocktail.
Full of flavors, the zesty citrus pairs beautifully with the earthy herbs. And the best part is, it’s low-cal and has no carbs. Pretty great, right?
Mint, basil, and thyme are the trio of herbs that make this cocktail so fresh and fragrant. Plus, it’s great for when you’re watching your waistline!
4. Spicy Vodka Lemonade
This isn’t your average lemonade. Fresh lemon juice, vodka, agave syrup is given a spicy kick from jalapenos.
Spicy, icy, and citrusy, this cocktail is truly something special.
It’s a great recipe to make in big batches, just be sure to keep it as cold as can be. The warmer it gets, the spicier it feels!
And it only takes 5 minutes to throw together.
You can always control the spice levels with how many jalapenos you muddle into the drinks. Be careful, it can get really spicy!
5. Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail
To do a classic lemon drop martini justice, you need to use fresh lemon juice. The pre-bought stuff just won’t cut it!
A lukewarm martini is no fun. So, make sure you serve this drink as icy as can be. You can even chill the martini glasses for an extra chill.
To make this drink extra special, you need to add a lemon sugar rim to the martini glasses.
Rub the zest of one lemon into granulated sugar and twist the martini glasses into the sugar.
6. Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojitos
Nothing is as cooling as a glass of iced tea. And these sweet tea vodka lemonade mojitos are as refreshing as it gets.
This is bound to become your new favorite summer cocktail.
Enjoy the afternoon sun in your backyard with a glass of this delicious drink.
For this recipe, you need sweet tea-flavored vodka, fresh mint, and lemons.
Be sure you muddle the mint and lemon really well for lots of flavor!
7. Vodka Sour
Dressed to impress, this frothy cocktail is one to impress all your family and friends.
This classic sour drink contains vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and a dash of bitters.
A frothy egg white on top of this delectable cocktail adds a sophisticated flair.
It certainly looks fancy enough to be straight out a high-end cocktail bar!
Light up some candles, throw on some jazz, and sip this frothy delight. Who needs to go outside to enjoy the finer things?
8. Meyer Lemon Rosemary Martini
Herbs can add so much earthy depth to a simple cocktail. And this Meyer lemon rosemary martini radiates savory fragrance.
The best part of making cocktails at home, is that you get to decide the strength of all the flavors.
Muddle lightly for a subtle rosemary taste, or muddle harder for a prominent flavor.
Meyer lemons add a lovely sour-sweetness that you can’t beat.
With a drizzle of sugar syrup, a glug of vodka, and a sprig of rosemary, you’ve achieved perfection.
9. Strawberry Lemonade Sangria
Everything’s better when it’s by the pitcher, especially when it’s this strawberry lemonade sangria!
Gather your friends together for a glass of this refreshing sangria.
Load up your pitcher with fresh fruits like strawberries and lemons. Cover everything in Moscato wine, vodka, ginger ale, and lemonade.
Make sure you let everything sit for at least 2 hours, so the flavors can marinate. Once that’s done, pour yourself a glass and enjoy. Cheers!
10. Limoncello Mojito Cocktail
Why only enjoy your favorite Italian digestif after dinner? With this limoncello mojito, you can relish all your favorite flavors at any time.
It’s perfect for sipping on in the late summer evenings or whenever you’re craving your favorite lemon kick. It’s citrusy, minty, and oh-so refreshing.
Muddle mint leaves, lemon slices, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Once you have a lot of juice, top it off with limoncello and ice and shake it all up.
Pour it into an ice-filled glass and finish with soda water. Delish!
11. Skinny Lemon Mojito
You can still enjoy a delicious cocktail if you’re on a diet. This skinny lemon mojito uses a granulated sugar substitute to cut the calories.
With only a few simple ingredients, you can have this wonderful summer drink ready to go.
You can use sugar substitutes like granulated monk fruit, erythritol, or a sugar-free sweetened soda.
Hot tip: Be sure you add lots of fresh fruit to the bottom of each glass. Serve these tasty lemon mojitos with spoon straws.
That way, your guests can scoop up all those tasty fruits. Yum!
12. Pineapple Vodka Lemonade
Have a summer party planned? These pineapple vodka lemonade cocktails are the ultimate party drink.
Serve this refreshing drink by the pitcher, as it’s always more fun that way!
You can use lemonade powder mix, frozen concentrate, or homemade lemonade.
But if you want that cheek-puckering tang, fresh lemons are the way to go.
This delicious drink comes together in a matter of minutes. It’s not overly complicated, yet it tastes super complex. Pour yourself a glass and enjoy!
13. Mango Vodka Cocktail
If you love fruity drinks, this tropical mango vodka cocktail is definitely one to try.
A little sweet and a little tart, the flavors are too good. Plus, it’s super refreshing.
All you need is mango punch, vodka, and lemon and lime soda. Simply pour it all into a glass filled with ice, and that’s all there is to it.
For a splash of color, add a tablespoon of maraschino cherry juice to the drink for a fun pink surprise!
14. Vodka Sidecar
This recipe swaps out the brandy for vodka for a new take on the classic sidecar cocktail. Sweet, tart, and tangy, it’s deliciously good.
The Sidecar is a classic sour cocktail made with brandy. This recipe is a zingy spin on the classic cocktail. And if you ask me, it’s even better!
And it only requires three ingredients; vodka, lemon juice, and Cointreau (or you can use Triple Sec). It’s simple, zesty, and 100% tasty.
15. Coconut Lemon Sour
Packed with tropical flavors, this coconut lemon sour is the ultimate summertime soother.
Made with bright lemonade and light coconut water, it’s deliciously fresh and light.
Make your life a whole lot easier and serve this cocktail by the pitcher.
Simply mix up a batch ahead of time so you can spend more time enjoying the party. Guests can help themselves!
Serve this fruity, spiked drink at your next backyard barbecue or summer party. Cheers!
16. Vodka Margarita
Don’t like the taste of tequila? This vodka margarita has you covered.
You won’t have to miss out on the margarita fun with this citrus thirst-quencher!
The fresh citrus juice makes all the difference. Bottled juices won’t give you that same kick of citrus flavor.
So, be sure to pick up some fresh limes, lemons, and oranges.
Serve this margarita up with a classic salt rim and a wedge of lime. They’re perfect for your next Mexican-themed dinner party.
17. Vodka Collins
This sweet and tart drink is a spin on the traditional Tom Collins cocktail. It’s tall, it’s bubbly, and it’ll leave you saying ‘ah!’
Vodka replaces gin in this Tom Collins twist. So, if you’re low on gin or simply don’t like the taste, you can still enjoy this cocktail classic.
One sip and you’ll be hooked. It’s sweet, tart, and utterly refreshing. What more could you possibly want? Maybe a second glass!
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