Spiked Blackberry Lavender Lemonade

22 May 2015


Guys, summer is on the horizon! It’s the perfect time to have a few refreshing cocktail ideas in your back pocket to spruce up brunches, picnics and outdoor get-togethers. You can never have too much inspiration, which is why I took to Twitter last week and asked about your favorite summer drinks. Naturally, most of you said it was all about the fruity flavors, and I couldn’t agree more.

To make it really exciting, I’ve teamed up with Pinnacle Vodka to craft a little something special with your favorites in mind. At first it was tough to pick from the 40+ flavors at Pinnacle, but I finally came to the conclusion that I should keep it simple and go with Original.

Since blackberries and lavender are a summer season favorite, I figured these two flavors would pack some punch to the reliable classic, lemonade. Refreshing and a little outside of the box. Of course this combination can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. Don’t want to make the lemonade from scratch? Me either. I grabbed my favorite pre-made lemonade from the store and spruced it up with more lemon and a little zest. Trust me, they’ll never know you didn’t create the whole thing from scratch....

Spiked Blackberry Lavender Lemonade

Here’s What You Need:

{Yields 4 Servings}

4 oz. Pinnacle Vodka

32 oz. Lemonade {Store Bought or Homemade}

Dried Lavender Sprigs {Or Fresh}

1/2 Cup Blackberries

2 Lemons
In a bowl muddle together blackberries, lavender and 1 juiced lemon & 2-3 Tsp. Lemon Zest.
Pour into pitcher or carafe, add lemon slices.

Fill 3/4 the way with lemonade. Add the 4oz. of vodka {if you’d prefer light on the alcohol opt for 3}.

Add rest of lemonade.

Stir & Voila!

Serve chilled. Garnish with lemon slice & a few blackberries skewered on dried lavender sprigs.

Enjoy!
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