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Vodka-Berry Lemonade

Servings: 1

I love a good berry lemonade; it hits all the sweet and sour notes I want in a refreshing afternoon drink and also makes a welcoming Kentucky Derby cocktail for folks who may not want bourbon.


  • 2 strawberries, trimmed
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • Pinch granulated sugar
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. simple syrup (see Tip, below)
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Splash club soda

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 230
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 0
  • Fat (g): 0
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 15
  • Carbohydrates (g): 28
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Sugar (g): 26
  • Protein (g): 0


  • In a highball glass or julep cup, gently muddle 1 strawberry with the leaves from one mint sprig and the sugar until the strawberry is almost completely broken up, about 20 seconds.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and the leaves from the second mint sprig. Fill with ice and shake for at least 30 seconds. Add ice to a highball glass, and strain the cocktail into the glass, topping with a splash of club soda. Garnish with the remaining mint sprig and strawberry.


Simple syrup can be purchased, but it’s easy to make. Combine equal parts granulated sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Cool before using.


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