Hard Lemonade

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A lemony syrup made by boiling lemon zest with lemon and sugar is the base for this delicious and refreshing hard lemonade with vodka.

close up view of Hard Lemonade in a pitcher
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon

  • 4 cups water, or as needed, divided

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 6 large lemons, juiced

  • 1 ½ cups vodka

  • 1 cup ice cubes, or as needed

  • 1 large lemon, sliced

Directions

  1. Zest 1 lemon into large pieces using a knife. Place lemon zest in a saucepan; top with 1 cup water and sugar. Bring lemon zest mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and liquid is syrupy, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool; remove and discard lemon zest.

  2. Stir lemon juice and vodka together in a pitcher; pour in lemon syrup. Stir in enough water to fill the pitcher.

  3. Fill glasses with ice; pour hard lemonade into each glass. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
0g Fat
47g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 101mg 507%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 193mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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