Electric Lemonade Recipe - Refreshing Vegetarian Drink with Lemon, Mint, and Vodka

Electric Lemonade

Electric Lemonade Recipe - Refreshing Vegetarian Drink with Lemon, Mint, and Vodka
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 3 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegetarian diet


Electric Lemonade
Electric Lemonade

Electric Lemonade is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that is perfect for summer gatherings or any time you want a zesty drink. This recipe combines the tartness of fresh lemon juice with the sweetness of simple syrup and the kick of vodka, creating a balanced and flavorful beverage.


The Electric Lemonade cocktail is believed to have originated in the United States, with its exact origins unclear. It is a popular drink at bars and restaurants, known for its vibrant color and bold flavor. The combination of lemon juice, simple syrup, and vodka has been a classic cocktail recipe for many years, with variations and twists added over time.


How to prepare

  1. In a small pot, mix the sugar and water. Boil for 3 minutes to make a simple syrup. Let it cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup of the syrup (any leftover syrup can be refrigerated indefinitely), lemon juice, and chopped mint. Pour the mixture into an ice-cube tray and freeze for one hour.
  3. In a blender, blend together the frozen cubes, sparkling water, chopped mint, and vodka.
  4. Pour the mixture into chilled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon zest.


  • Add a splash of blue curaçao for a vibrant blue color.
  • Substitute the vodka with gin for a different flavor profile.
  • Use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a twist on the classic recipe.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor in this cocktail.

- Make sure to chill your glasses before serving to keep the drink cold.

- Adjust the sweetness of the cocktail by adding more or less simple syrup to suit your taste preferences.

- For a stronger drink, increase the amount of vodka in the recipe.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Electric Lemonade over ice in a chilled glass, garnished with a sprig of mint and a twist of lemon zest for a beautiful presentation.

Cooking Techniques

Boil the sugar and water to create a simple syrup for the cocktail.

- Freeze the lemon juice mixture in an ice cube tray before blending for a slushy texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use agave syrup or honey as a substitute for the simple syrup.

- Swap out the vodka for rum or tequila for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the simple syrup and lemon juice mixture ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to blend and serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Electric Lemonade in a mason jar with a colorful paper straw for a fun and festive presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Electric Lemonade pairs well with grilled seafood, salads, and light appetizers. It is also a great drink to enjoy on its own as a refreshing cocktail.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Electric Lemonade in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Stir before serving and add fresh ice if needed.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Electric Lemonade contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of Electric Lemonade contains approximately 35 grams of carbohydrates.


There is no fat in this cocktail recipe.


There is no protein in this cocktail recipe.

Vitamins and minerals

Electric Lemonade is a good source of vitamin C from the fresh lemon juice.


This recipe contains alcohol, which may be an allergen for some individuals. Please check for any allergies or sensitivities before consuming.


Electric Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail that is relatively low in calories and fat. It is a good source of vitamin C from the fresh lemon juice.


Electric Lemonade is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for summer entertaining. With its bright citrus flavors and zesty kick, it is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Enjoy this vibrant drink with friends and family for a fun and festive experience.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time is still fresh in my mind. It was a warm summer day, the kind of day where the air was thick with humidity and the sun beat down relentlessly. I had been feeling particularly parched that day, craving something refreshing to quench my thirst. I rummaged through my recipe box, filled with handwritten index cards and scraps of paper scrawled with recipes from various sources, in search of something new to try.

As I sifted through the jumbled mess of recipes, my hand landed on a faded index card with the words "Electric Lemonade" scrawled across the top in bold, cursive letters. Intrigued, I read through the ingredients and instructions, my mouth watering at the thought of the tangy, sweet concoction.

The recipe called for lemon juice, sugar, water, and a mysterious ingredient called blue curaçao. I had never heard of blue curaçao before, but I was determined to find it and give this recipe a try. I quickly scribbled down a shopping list and set off to the local grocery store in search of this elusive ingredient.

After scouring the aisles for what felt like an eternity, I finally stumbled upon a bottle of blue curaçao tucked away on a dusty shelf in the liquor section. With a smile of triumph, I grabbed the bottle and rushed back home to begin my culinary adventure.

I gathered the ingredients and set to work, squeezing fresh lemons to extract the tart juice, stirring in sugar until it dissolved into a sweet syrup, and adding the blue curaçao for a pop of color and flavor. As I poured the mixture over ice and took my first sip, I was transported to a tropical paradise. The Electric Lemonade was like nothing I had ever tasted before - zesty, sweet, and utterly refreshing.

I knew I had stumbled upon something special, a recipe that would become a staple in my kitchen for years to come. Over time, I perfected the recipe, tweaking the ratios of lemon juice, sugar, and blue curaçao until I found the perfect balance of flavors.

I began to serve Electric Lemonade at family gatherings and dinner parties, delighting my guests with its vibrant hue and bold taste. They would marvel at the unique combination of ingredients, asking for the recipe so they could recreate it at home.

I felt a sense of pride knowing that I had discovered something truly special, a recipe that brought joy and laughter to those around me. It became a tradition in our family, a symbol of summer and celebration.

As the years passed, I continued to make Electric Lemonade, each batch bringing back memories of that hot summer day when I first stumbled upon the recipe. It became a part of my culinary repertoire, a signature drink that I would always be known for.

And now, as I sit here reminiscing about that fateful day, I can't help but smile at the thought of all the joy and laughter that Electric Lemonade has brought into my life. It may have been a simple recipe, but to me, it represents so much more - a reminder of the power of discovery, of trying something new and unexpected.

So if you ever find yourself in need of a refreshing pick-me-up on a hot summer day, I urge you to give Electric Lemonade a try. Who knows, it may just become a beloved tradition in your own family, passed down from generation to generation, just like it has in mine.


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