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7 Spiked Lemonades to Drink Now

When life gives you lemons, mix them with vodka. (Or whiskey. Or gin.)

Cool off with these lemonade-infused cocktails before summer comes to an end.

Pakpao Thai

The drink: Basil mint lemonade spiked with vodka.
What’s in it: Lemonade mixed with two to three basil leaves and three to five mint leaves and Tito’s vodka.
Cost: $4.75 plain, add vodka for $5.25.
What to order with it: The pad kra pow mou, basil ground pork.

 

Earls Kitchen + Bar

The drink: Frozen pink lemonade.
What’s in it: Smirnoff vodka, lemon juice, lavender syrup, and pink citrus made from soaking lemon and lime peels in hot water and teabags.
Cost: $9.
What to order with it: The quinoa and avocado power-bowl.

 

TJ’s Seafood, Preston Royal

The drink: Crescent City Pimm’s Cup.
What’s in it: Pimm’s No. 1, lemonade, celery bitters, and cucumber topped off with 7-Up.
Cost: $11.
What to order with it: A dozen oysters.

 

Jake’s Uptown

The drink: Nocha Granny’s Lemonade.
What’s in it: Jack Honey whiskey, Tuaca, sweet and sour mix, lemon-lime soda.
Cost: $9.
What to order with it: The chicken club.

 

Matchbox

The drink: Patio-pounder lemonade.
What’s in it: House-infused watermelon vodka, fresh lemon juice, and fresh watermelon.
Cost: $11 ($7 during happy hour).
What to order with it: The spicy tuna tartar tacos.

 

Twilite Lounge

The drink: Nola Pimm’s.
What’s in it: Pimm’s No.1 cup, lemonade, ginger ale, and cucumber.
Cost: $8.75 ($7.50 during happy hour).
What to order with it: Food isn’t on the menu at this bar, but try the Ruby Twilite drink for your second round.

 

Seasons 52

The drink: Mango Jalapeño Crush.
What’s in it: Prairie Organic gin, mango, house-made lemonade, jalapeño, cilantro, and cucumber.
Cost: $9.90.
What to order with it: The seared ahi tuna.

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