Recipe: Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

Recipe: Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

Sheela Prakash
Jul 2, 2017
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

A glass of cold lemonade never seems to be beyond arm's reach during some of the very best moments of summer — whether that is lounging on a front porch, running around the backyard, or dipping into your friend's pool. Enjoying the classic is near perfect, but it doesn't hurt to make it a little more adult-friendly and fit for 5 o'clock. Spike it with a little white rum and sweeten it with a handful of muddled strawberries and suddenly it is ready for happy hour.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

A Pitcher of Boozy Lemonade for Your Summer Celebrations

For your next summer bash, this is the only cocktail you need. It's sweet, tart, and tastes of the season. Muddling the strawberries in the pitcher before adding the lemonade and white rum releases their juicy flavor and lends a pretty pink hue to the cocktail. Oh, and don't forget to grab a second pitcher and make a two-ingredient version of this drink, without the rum, for the kids at your party — that way you'll be sure to make everyone happy.

3-Ingredient Pitcher Cocktails

If you're looking to serve up festive cocktails to the crowd at your next gathering, be it an impromptu happy hour or a backyard bash, know that it's as easy as three ingredients and your largest pitcher. That's all it takes to kick off the party.

Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

Serves 6

  • 1 pound

    strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 4 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups

    white rum

  • Ice

Muddle the strawberries in a pitcher. Stir in the lemonade and white rum. Serve in ice-filled glasses.

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