One our favorite ways to cool down in the summer is to kick back and enjoy an ice cold glass of lemonade. It's cool, sweet and totally refreshing. The only thing better than a glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade in the heat of summer is a lemonade-inspired cocktail filled with shaved ice. Try one of these great recipes this summer.
Icy Whiskey Lemonade
The hearty, smoky flavor of whiskey goes great with the tart sweetness of lemonade. Add in a little shaved ice from your frozen concoction maker and you've got an excellent cocktail. Here's what you'll need:
- 6 ounces whiskey, bourbon or rye
- 7.5 ounces lemonade
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 splash of orange juice.
Combine all of your ingredients in your margarita maker's blender jar. Fill your ice compartment completely, cover it and hit the switch. Your party machine will blend up a delicious cocktail in no time. Pour it into a tall glass, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve with a straw.
Fresh-squeeze your lemons for an optimal cocktail.
Frozen Pink Lemonade
If you prefer your lemonade pink, you should blend up this frozen gin cocktail. Start off by pouring these ingredients into your frozen concoction maker's blender jar:
- 4.5 ounces gin
- 3 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
- 4.5 ounces lemonade
- 1 splash simple syrup.
Make sure your ice reservoir is filled and then hit the switch to see your cocktail blend to perfection. Garnish this drink with a sprig of rosemary to add a burst of flavor and accent the gin flavor.
Sparkling Watermelon Shandy
Some of the best types of lemonade cocktail are shandies. Create this frozen take on a shandy with a burst of summer fruit. Use this recipe to make a large batch to share with friends:
- 1 cup watermelon, cubed
- 1.5 ounces watermelon vodka
- 2 12-ounces light beers
- 16 ounces lemonade
- 3 ounces lemon juice.
Consider serving this drink in a hollowed watermelon, either as a punch bowl or a goblet glass. It's a great option for a summer party or a cookout.
Switch out your limes for lemons and blend a great cocktail.
Switch up this classic lime cocktail for a tasty lemonade version. Get started with these ingredients:
- 6 ounces lemonade concentrate
- 6 ounces tequila
- 1.5 ounces citrus liqueur
- 2 tablespoons sugar.
Fill the ice hopper, pour your ingredients into the blender jar and let your margarita machine do the rest.
Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.