A vodka lemonade is one of the most refreshing summer drinks you can make—not to mention one of the easiest to whip up. Whether you’re batching your own lemonade from scratch or simply pouring a measure of vodka into the store bought stuff, it’s perfect for backyard barbecues or poolside lounging, or simply chilling at the end of a long day. While the drink is pretty perfect as is, you can easily take things up a notch with these five easy vodka lemonade upgrades.
Muddle Fresh Fruit
We love muddling fresh fruit into a vodka lemonade because it adds tangy notes and makes for a prettier drink. We’re partial to summer berries like blackberries, blueberries or raspberries, but you could get funky with kiwi or bring a taste of fall with apples or persimmons. Simply muddle the fruit in the bottom of a mason jar, pour in the liquid ingredients and enjoy.