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Grownup Lemonade

by in Oct 2011
Grownup Lemonade
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Total Time: 15

Yield: about 8 cups

This refreshing libation was formerly known as “Big Yellow House Cocktail,” named for a beloved California restaurant.

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  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups lemon vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh berries
  • Lemon rind


Combine sugar and 2 cups water in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
In a pitcher, combine sugar syrup with lemon juice and 4 cups cold water. Refrigerate until chilled.
Add vodka and stir. Pour into ice-filled glasses.
Garnish with berries and lemon rind.
Updated Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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