Summer is going strong and we all need some cool treats to bring down the heat. Today we've got a delicious spiked cold brew lemonade that's perfect for a backyard barbecue or a dinner party on the deck.

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz cold brew 
  • 1/2 oz plum tarragon syrup*
  • 4 oz lemonade**
  • Plum wedge and sprig of tarragon for garnish

Combine cold brew, vodka, and syrup in a shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously until well chilled.

Strain into a pint glass filled with ice, and garnish with a slice of fresh plum and a sprig of fresh tarragon.

*Plum and Tarragon Simple Syrup

  • 6 sprigs fresh tarragon
  • 4 plums, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Bring water, plums, and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan.

Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes.

Strain mixture through a mesh strainer into a heat resistant container, and allow to cool completely.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

** Fresh Lemonade

  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 9 lemons
  • 7 cups cold water

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, and stir until syrup is dissolved.

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See it made below!