So you’re at the 4th of July BBQ

and it’s 8 million degrees. There are kids running around, parents chasing them, someone set up a sprinkler and why is that squirrel eating the fruit salad?

Holidays can be crazy.

Y’know what can help? Booze. But y’know what might look bad at a family event? Booze.

Enter: This Sly Spiked Lemonade

Provided you can prevent any kiddos from taking a sip, you’ll be in good shape with this delicious herbal spiked lemonade. It’s a basic lemon sour but made with an herbal vodka infusion – kicking up the flavor, the ABV, and your feet.

The best part? It’s a quick infusion – you only need 6 hours’ notice. So get this infusion going while you prep your pot luck dish and you’ll be ready to go before you can say “SPF30”.

So sit back and enjoy the picnic. You did your part – you brought the fruit salad!


Just in Thyme Lemonade

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Cocktail Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vodka Infused with Lemon Thyme, Lemon Zest & Jasmine Green Tea I used Menage e Trois
  • .50 oz Cointreau
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .50 oz Honey Syrup
  • 3 oz Soda Water
  • 1 each Lemon Wheel and Thyme Sprig for garnish

Lemon Thyme, Lemon Zest and Jasmine Green Tea Infusion Ingredients

  • 3 grams Lemon Thyme
  • 1 each Lemon Zest Finely grate one lemon
  • 1 bag Jasmine Green Tea
  • 6 oz Vodka I used Menage e Trois


Cocktail Instructions

  • Add infused vodka, Cointreau, lemon juice, and honey syrup to a cheater tin with ice.
  • Shake to chill and dilute.
  • Fill a Collins glass with fresh ice.
  • Fine strain cocktail into collins glass and top with soda water.
  • Garnish with lemon wheel and thyme sprig.

Lemon Thyme, Lemon Zest, & Jasmine Green Tea Infusion Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small glass container.
  • Stir to distribute ingredients.
  • Remove tea bag after 6 hours.
  • Fine strain remaining ingredients after a total of 12 hours.