There’s nothing like sitting on the back porch and enjoying a cold, refreshing glass of lemonade—except, of course, when that lemonade has booze in it. Indulge your Southern summer fantasies with this recipe for Boozy Backyard Lemonade. Start with fresh lemonade sweetened with honey. Then add a kick with vodka. Top the Boozy Backyard Lemonade with fresh herbs for a just-from-the-garden taste.
Ingredients• 5 lemons, juiced and strained • 1/3 cup raw honey, plus more to taste • 5 cups filtered water • ice, to fill the glasses • 12 ounces vodka, or 1 1/2 ounces per glass • sparkling water, to garnish • lemon slices, to garnish • fresh thyme, rosemary, or mint, to garnish
Stir together the lemon juice, honey, and 4 cups of filtered water.
Adjust the lemonade to taste and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Fill your desired glass with ice.
Add 1 1/2 ounces of vodka to each glass, followed by 2/3 cup of lemonade.
Stir until combined. Add a splash of sparkling water and garnish as you please.