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Pink Lemonade Vodka Drink Recipe

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The delicious and beautiful pink lemonade vodka Drink is an adult twist on the classic summer drink. It has delicious flavors with notes of sweet lemonade, and a tinge of cranberry that gives it the brilliant pink color.

Pink Lemonade vodka cocktail with limoncello

Pink lemonade mixed drink sparkles with pink brilliance. Sweet bubbly pleasure awaits your taste buds with this fruity vodka drink.

Three Limoncello Cocktail Recipes.

Our pink lemonade drink is a good vodka cocktail recipe. As well as a beautiful recipe for a limoncello drink.

Simple Vodka mixed Drinks like Sex on the Beach and Watermelon Peach Cocktail are always popular at parties. Pink Lemonade vodka drink is another simple and fairly inexpensive addition to the drink menu.

Visit our Cocktail section for more limoncello cocktails and vodka drinks.

Limoncello is the most expensive ingredient. you won’t need much for this mixed drink.

Good vodka drinks like this one make a perfect summer cocktail. it’s full of vibrant lemon lime flavors with a bit of sweet fizzy zing.

Pink Lemonade Vodka Drink in a tom collins glass. Garnished with a lemon wheel in the glass.
Pink lemonade cocktail made with limoncello liqueur.

Pink Lemonade ( the traditional drink)

Lemonade is just juiced fresh lemons and water with a sweetener. Most often sugar. And it’s always yellow in color.

So how do we have PINK lemonade? The origins are somewhat murky.

Before we begin the back story of pink lemonade. Rest assured. Our Pink lemonade is colored with cranberry juice. But it’s missing the lemonade. 🙂

Originally, if this article can be believed, the color of pink lemonade arose out of crisis and was solved by a set of dirty pink tights (YUCK).

YET another story (same article) says a cinnamon candy blooper caused the color and sold like hot cakes. Read the article. It’s funny how things happen!

So how is our Pink Lemonade cocktail created without fresh lemons? We use Limoncello liqueur.

Pink Lemonade Cocktail with limoncello liqueur
Pink Lemonade Cocktail with Caravella Limoncello Liqueur.

What is Limoncello?

Limoncello is an Italian liqueur that is traditionally made in Southern Italy. Watch the video for more Limoncello recipes.

What does Limoncello taste like?

It is an absolutely delicious liqueur that tastes like a lemon drop candy. However, this liqueur does have a strong alcohol taste when drank by itself. I recommend using it in a lemon flavor cocktail rather than sipping it alone.

How strong is Limoncello?

This liqueur is 28 percent alcohol. When you add in the vodka this recipe for limoncello drink can pack quite a punch. Always Remember to drink responsibly.

Should Limoncello be kept cool?

Limoncello does not need to be stored in the refrigerator once it’s opened.

Limoncello has both a high sugar content and a high alcohol percentage that will keep it well preserved at room temperature.

You only need a small amount for this lemonchello drink. Fortunately, it stores well in your liquor cabinet rather than your fridge until you need it again.

TIP: For this recipe and other cocktails that are served chilled set the bottle in your fridge to chill an hour or two before serving.

If it’s poured into the cocktail shaker warm you will get more dilution from your ice.

Pink Lemonade vodka drink garnished with a lemon wheel and mint leaf
Pink Lemonade vodka cocktail

Pink Lemonade Vodka Drink Recipe:

limoncello liqueur sparks the lemonade flavors along with the fresh lemon squeeze. The flavor of the limoncello works beautifully in this recipe.

Add the cranberry juice to make it a pretty pink. The pink lemonade color is a lovely counterpoint to the lemon wheel garnish and mint leaf.

This fruity drink with vodka has lively flavors and a sweet fizz. It’s also an easy vodka drink to make. The fresh lime squeeze brightens the flavors and brings in a bit of zestiness.

Enjoy this cocktail lounging around with the grill going… In a hammock…visiting at a dinner party. This drink fits right in.

Ingredients for this Simple Vodka Drink:

  • Vodka-we used Skyy Vodka
  • Limoncello-we used caravella Limoncello
  • cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • 1 bottle or can or 7 up
  • organic lemon and lime
Pink Lemonade Drink and ingredients
Pink Lemonade vodka drink and ingredients.

The Glass:

Use a Tom Collins glass or any tall glass you prefer. It needs to hold about 12 oz.

Pink Lemonade Vodka Drink Recipe Guide:

TIP: Before you begin: Chill the glass and the 7 up.

We chose to rim the glass with sugar to bring out even more of the sweetness. And give it a nice look.

Rimming a glass with sugar
Rimming a glass with sugar

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Making Pink Lemonade Cocktail. measuring the vodka
Measure the vodka then pour it into the shaker.

Add in the vodka, limoncello, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, and fresh lemon juice.

Squeezing a lime into the cocktail shaker
Squeezing a lime into the cocktail shaker. Then squeeze a lemon the same way.

Put the lid on and shake vigorously for 30 seconds, or until you feel the cocktail shaker is completely chilled.

shaking a cocktail shaker with ingredients for the Pink Lemonade.
Shake the cocktail shaker until its really cold and the condensation is noticeable on the shaker

Fill the collins glass with ice.

Pouring the shaker ingredients into a Collins glass

Slowly pour the liquid from the cocktail shaker out into the collins glass (straining out the ice from the shaker). Pour carefully to protect the sugared rim from dissolving.

Pouring 7 up to top off the glass
Pour in 7 up to top off the Pink Lemonade cocktail

Fill the rest of the glass with 7-up. Garnish the drink with a slice of lemon and a sprig or two of mint.

pink lemonade cocktail garnished with a lime wheel and mint leaf.
pink lemonade vodka drink garnished with a lime wheel and mint leaf.

This is a lovely limoncello drink recipe you are sure to enjoy. And so will your guests.

Your Printable Recipe Card:

Pink Lemonade vodka cocktail with limoncello
Yield: 1 cocktail

Pink Lemonade Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Pink Lemonade Vodka Drink is delicious, beautiful and simple. Enjoy vibrant lemon flavor with a sweet fizzy zing. Great addition to your vodka drink menu.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. limoncello (or triple sec)
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz. 7 up-chilled
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Chill the 7 up ahead
  2. Fill your shaker with ice
  3. Add vodka, limoncello, lime juice and cranberry juice into the shaker
  4. Shake vigorously until the shaker is very cold to handle.
  5. Fill a Tom Collins glass with ice.
  6. Pour the shaked mix over the ice.
  7. Fill the glass to the top with 7 up.
  8. Squeeze the lemon over the top.
  9. Stir and garnish as desired.

Notes

Suggestions for the Garnish:

I cut a lemon wheel and partially submerged it into the glass. Then I laid one mint leaf next to the lemon for a dash of fresh green.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 220Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 0g

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Recipe Slightly Adapted From The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich

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