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Hamptons Summertime Sips: Pucker Up, It’s National Lemonade Day

Nicole Barylski

Italian Lemonade. (Courtesy Photo)

If sour sips are your go-to flavor profile, pucker up because Thursday, August 20th is National Lemonade Day. In honor of the citrus-based drink, here are eight lemonade inspired cocktail ideas.

Dawn's Early Light. (Courtesy Photo)

1. Dawn's Early Light:

 • 2 oz. Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
 • .75 oz. Lemon
 • 2 tbsp Apricot Preserves, sliced

Directions: Combine ingredients in small, airtight container, such as a jam jar. Muddle ingredients with wooden.

2. Italian Lemonade:

 • 1 part Frangelico
 • 1 part Vanilla Vodka

Directions: Add Frangelico and vodka and fill with lemonade over ice in a tall glass. Sprinkle with grated hazelnuts for garnish.

3. Ocean Drive: (Created by Cassandra Rosen)

 • 1/2 cup of fresh Pineapple Chunks
 • 2 thin slices Jalapeño Pepper
 • 1 1/2 oz. Mezcal
 • 1 oz. Agave Nectar
 • 1/2 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
 • Jalapeño Slice, for garnish

Directions: In a highball glass, muddle the pineapple and jalapeño slice. Fill with ice and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a jalapeño slice and a pineapple wedge.

Sparrow Swizzle. (Courtesy Photo)

4. Watermelon Bourbonade:

 • 2 parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
 • 2 parts fresh-pressed Watermelon Juice (or 1 part of a good-quality bottled puree)
 • 1 part fresh-squeeze Lemon Juice
 • 1/2 part Simple Syrup

Directions: Build in a mixing glass, then shake & pour over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon slice, if desired.

5. Sparkling Campari Lemonade:

 • 3 cups Sparkling Lemonade
 • 1/3 cup Campari
 • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
 • Oranges Slices, for garnish

Directions: Stir lemonade with Campari and orange juice in a large pitcher. Garnish with orange slices.

Sparkling Campari Lemonade, Pinnacle Raspberry Lemonade, Ocean Drive, and Watermelon Bourbonade. (Courtesy Photos)

6. Pinnacle Raspberry Lemonade:

 • 1 parts Pinnacle Raspberry Vodka
 • 2 parts Lemonade

Directions: Mix ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel or raspberries.

7. Tanzanian Devil:

 • 4 bottles Bai5 Tanzania Lemonade Tea
 • 4 Lemons
 • Small bunch of torn Mint
 • Vodka (Optional)

Directions: Mix ingredients and serve over ice.

Tanzanian Devil. (Courtesy Photo)

8. Sparrow Swizzle: (Created by Garrett Mikell at Eveleigh in Los Angeles, CA)

 • 1.5 oz. Snow Leopard
 • 1.5 oz. Lavender Lemonade

Directions: Build in a collins glass, add crushed ice, swizzle and a lemon twist.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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