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Spiked Southern Lemonade

June 23, 2017

If you are from downsouth you know we love two drinks….Tea and Lemonade…..I prefer mine mixed together! Today let’s cool off with this neat summer drink that’s easy to put together and it’s just in time for that mid summer party that you forgot to invite me to *side eye*

Ingredients:

**Makes about 23 ounces

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 Shots Lemon Schnapps (2 Ounces)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine sugar and water in a bowl and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Combine all ingredients including the sugar water in a pitcher and stir well.
  3. Add as much ice as preferred.

Note: For virgin style, remove Schnapps and enjoy a nice southern style lemonade.

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    Sarah Bailey
    June 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Oh how delicious does this sound, I can imagine it being the perfect drink after a long day at work when your friends come over.

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    heather
    June 23, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    It’s Friday and it’s hot out…I maybe stopping at the store on the way home so I can make this. It sounds delish and refreshing (something I like in a cocktail!)

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    Danik
    June 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Now, even this looks, sounds delicious (which lemonade is), have you tried this without sugar? Then it would be a healthy drink and good for the teeth πŸ˜€ But still, with sugar its excellent. We have something similiar in the UK to this (cant remember what it is called) and its lovely during the hot summer months.

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    Doria
    June 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Oooooh this sounds refreshing! We have some friends coming to visit next week, I’ll have to give this a try then. πŸ˜‰

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    Heather
    June 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Oh yes. I love making spiked lemonade. It’s great for beach days when you don’t have to drive.

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    Nikka Shae
    June 23, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Yes I’m from the south and I have to have my sweet tea and lemonade. I remember my grandma making sun lemonade in the summer.

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    Tomiko
    June 23, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I’m in Tennessee and I love lemonade especially with Meyer lemons! If you’ve never had lemonade with Meyer lemons you must try it and your life will be changed

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    Claudia Krusch
    June 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I am having a BBQ this weekend and have been looking for a new drink to serve This looks like a great treat for the adults. I am sure it will be a hit.

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    Jenn
    June 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good. I love spiked lemonade. I’ll have to give this one a try.

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    Franc Ramon
    June 24, 2017 at 2:51 am

    That’s a quick lemonade fix that can go spiked or not. It looks really thirst-quencher and can be prepared easily.

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    Eloise
    June 24, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Now that’s a summertime drink! yum, it looks/sounds refreshing and I would LOVE to sip on this soon ; )

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    Lisa
    June 24, 2017 at 4:40 am

    It’s been so humid here this would really hit the spot! I love lemonade anyways, adding the spiked part makes this amazing!

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    Debra J Hawkins
    June 24, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Lemonade is the absolute perfect summer drink! We don’t add alchohol to ours but we absolutely love our lemonade in our house!

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    Neha Saini
    June 24, 2017 at 7:59 am

    This is a light and refreshing drink for summer. Garnished with lemon slice. I think this can be turned into an adult drink with the use of little vodka. This is one of the boozy beverage you won’t pass.

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    sara
    June 24, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Spiked southern lemonade sounds perfect for the adults at our July 4th picnic! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.

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    Heather
    June 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    I think they call tea and lemonade mixed together an Arnold Palmer. A friend of mine introduced it to me. Anyway, this drink sounds refreshing and relaxing! Schnapps is good for a lot of fun drinks.

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    Maurene Cab
    June 24, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    This would be a great refreshment for the hot summer days. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    Stacie
    June 24, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    See, I have to keep my lemonade un-spiked because I would be a hot mess if I added anything else but sugar and lemons. Looks good though.

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    Carissa
    June 25, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Sounds and looks delicious!!! And very easy to make! I may have to try this soon!

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    Amanda
    June 25, 2017 at 2:33 am

    This cocktail looks so amazingly refreshing. I love lemons…and I love when things are spiked…so this is right up my alley. Happy Summer!

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    Evelyn Reese
    June 25, 2017 at 5:44 am

    I love fresh homemade lemonade and homemade southern sweet tea with fresh lemons. This recipe looks very refreshing.

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    Kara
    June 25, 2017 at 6:34 am

    This drink looks delicious, lemonade is my favorite beverage. Never thought to do a simple syrup in the microwave what a time saver!

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    LeShelle, host of MRTV
    June 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

    All these years I thought Schnapps only came in peach flavor! I clearly need to get out more.

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    EG III
    June 25, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I agree with Danika, I’d like to see how it tastes without the sugar and maybe a variation combining sweet tea into the recipe. Either way…looks like a great summer drink!

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    Catvills
    June 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Looks like a really refreshing drink I am going to enjoy. I love that it is easy to mix. I am making this soon as I am done with my work. Yum.

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    Elle CleverlyChanging
    June 26, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I’m from the south too and this is just how we like it. Yum!

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    Mimi Green
    June 26, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Sign me up for the Schnapps honey. I love lemonade, but I love a cocktail even more.

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    Terri Beavers
    June 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    There’s scarcely anything better than Southern Lemonade on a hot summer day. Spiking it for the grownups is a perfect idea because who doesn’t love Lemonade?!

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    Chante
    June 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    omg looks so good I might have to try this

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    Bree
    June 28, 2017 at 3:20 am

    This sounds easy enough to make. Summer is the perfect time for “lemonade” πŸ˜‰

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    Lauren
    June 30, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I’ve never known people melt the sugar first!! I’ll definitely try this tip next time I make lemonade.

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    Nellie
    July 2, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    omg this looks amazing for when I have my girls over!!

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