Friday, July 30, 2010

When life hands you lemons…

…grab your vodka and make Nantucket Lemonade!

I made this enticing adult beverage for CGMan’s big 50th birthday bash. Let me tell you, it was a hit, especially on a hot summer day in Texas.

At the time, I didn’t think to chronicle the making of this luscious lemonade, but my photographer of the day, Skater, managed to catch a few cameos of this delightful libation. But first, the recipe:

Nantucket Lemonade
Serves 15

5 cups lemonade, homemade or good quality purchased (I used Simply Lemonade)
2 cups cranberry juice
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 cups vodka
2 cups ginger ale
4 cups ice cubes
Frozen cranberries and lemon slices for garnish

Combine the lemonade, cranberry juice, lime juice and vodka in punch bowl (or a large beverage dispenser with a tap on the bottom). Just before serving, slowly pour in the ginger ale, add the ice cubes. Garnish with the frozen cranberries and lemon slices, serve immediately.


lemonade libation 

I tripled the recipe to make approximately 3 gallons. It was just enough to buzz a crowd of about thirty. They drank it all and there might have been some talk of sucking on the cranberries, but that could be just a rumor. It was that good.

If you’re having a deck party, backyard barbeque or if it’s just plain hot where you are, go ahead and give this a try! It’s delightful!

Here’s my disclaimer- don’t sue me!
*not suitable for children under 21

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