4th of July Drink Recipe: Spiked Lemonade

Since the 4th of July is just around the corner, I wanted to share one of my favorite summertime drink recipes with you all that is perfect for the holiday — spiked lemonade! I love lemonade in the summertime, and if you happen to be entertaining this year, this is the perfect recipe to serve to your guests. It’s fast and easy to make, and everyone will love the little festive touches it has. Here’s how to make it:

lemonade ingredients

Spiked Lemonade

(This recipe yields enough to fill about 3 regular-sized mason jars.)


2 cups chilled lemon-flavored sparkling water or club soda

1/2 cup chilled citrus-flavored vodka

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup orange liqueur

Frozen blueberries


Lemons for garnishing

*Leave out the vodka and orange liqueur to make this recipe non-alcoholic.

lemonade in glass carafe


1) Combine the first 5 ingredients into a tall glass carafe or serving jug of your preference. Stir until all of the sugar has been dissolved.

ice in mason jars

2) Fill your serving glasses with crushed ice and pour in the lemonade mixture. I chose to serve mine in mason jars and tied some twine around the rim of each jar for decoration.

lemon cut in half

3) Take a fresh lemon and cut some circular slices for garnishing.

spiked lemonade in mason jars

Voila! Finish off by adding some frozen blueberries and festive straws and you are good to go. Happy 4th of July!

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8 years ago

I, of course, am a huge fan of anything spiked! ;)


8 years ago

I am definitely going to make this! So Perfect and so fun!

Juliette Laura

8 years ago

hmm, this recipe I am going to try very soon, for a huge amount of discount FOODS AND DRINKS

8 years ago

It is a really good idea. I love lemon so much. It is good for summer.

8 years ago

Yummy! Love lemonade and this looks great. Can’t wait to try it!

8 years ago

love your blog very much! so natural! best wishes

4 years ago

What a great timing. With 4th July approaching soon, I don’t have to pressure myself in preparing drinks on that day. Thanks for the recipe!