Lemon cake is a favorite for summer birthdays in my family. To me, nothing says summer like ice cold lemon cake. Mmmmm. Last week, I whipped up this super simple cocktail using lemon vodka that tastes just like a slice of cake.
Lemon Vodka, Vanilla Vodka, and Lemonade
One of the nice things about this cocktail, is it’s simplicity. You don’t need a whole bunch of bar equipment; a measuring jigger (or measuring cup) is really all you need. Plus, you don’t need a lot of ingredients: lemon vodka, vanilla vodka, and lemonade. You can’t get much more simple than that.
Here’s what you’ll need:
I used Smirnoff Citrus Vodka for this recipe, but most vodka makers have a lemon flavored option. I grabbed this during a quarantine grocery store run, so there wasn’t a lot of leisure time to deliberate between brands. I’m not much of a vodka connoisseur, but I like it. Feel free to use whatever vodka brand you like. You can also make your own homemade lemon infused vodka.
Vanilla vodka gives this cocktail its cake like flavor. I had a bottle of Pinnacle Vanilla Vodka in my bar cabinet, so I used that. Vanilla infused vodka is pretty easy to make, if you’d like to go that route.
There are lots of options for the lemonade – homemade, refrigerated (I used Simply Light Lemonade), or even a powdered drink mix. Just pick your favorite.
Lemon Cake Cocktail Recipe
Recipe makes two servings, or one really big one if you don’t want to share.
- 2 oz. Lemon flavored vodka
- 2 oz Vanilla flavored vodka
- 8 oz. Lemonade
- Lemons for garnish
- Place all ingredients in a pitcher and mix.
- Pour into glasses over ice. Garnish with lemon slices or twists.
This easy recipe is a great option to use as a party punch or big batch cocktail. Mix up a pitcher, and you are ready to spend the afternoon sipping poolside. Just make sure you don’t wake up six hours later with a sunburn!
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