Spiked Cold Brew Lemonade Recipe
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!