Basil Raspberry Lemonade is an easy recipe that's bursting with the summertime flavors of lemonade, fresh raspberries, fragrant basil leaves and a splash of vodka! Our vodka punch recipe is a refreshing drink, with or without the vodka, for happy hour on a warm summer evening.
Lemonade Vodka Punch Recipe
If it's Friday and it's summer, it must be time for a Swirls' Happy Hour!
I'm a fan of a cool refreshing beverage on a hot summer day at a picnic or barbecue. Actually, who isn't?
While strolling through my farmer's market this week I became inspired!
I was drawn to the beautiful bright red color of sweet juicy fresh raspberries and the flavorful scent of lush basil and just couldn't resist!
My mind went right to Happy Hour. Thoughts of a jigger of vodka and a cold refreshing splash of lemonade seasoned with my newly purchased raspberries and basil swirled in my head. A raspberry basil cocktail sounds like the perfect thirst quencher for my summer parties!
A basil raspberry lemonade vodka punch. I'm puckering already!
A raspberry lemonade cocktail just screams summer, doesn’t it? Made with raspberry vodka, this vodka lemonade recipe is so easy to make and is bursting with summertime flavors!
A pitcher of lemonade is the perfect thirst quencher during the summer months. Cheers to hot summer days and a refreshing fruity drink perfect for this time of the year!
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Personally, I will be drinking my raspberry vodka punch right through the summer heat in my new favorite pitcher and glasses set! I also love love love these gorgeous stemless wine glasses that making sipping on your favorite beverage feel like a special occasion every time!
I love serving a lemonade pitcher recipe that will serve a crowd and our basil lemonade punch is a perfect fit for that.
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What can I substitute for vodka in a punch recipe?
Prefer your lemonade punch without the vodka? No worries. You can substitute any of the following in place of the vodka:
- raspberry lemonade
- lemon lime soda
- raspberry flavored soda
How to make a vodka lemonade recipe
Scroll down for the full recipe instructions and ingredient amounts in the recipe card below
- In a bowl combine slices from 1 lemon, 1/2 cup raspberries, basil leaves and sugar.
- Using the end of a wooden spoon, muddle together until fragrant and juices begin to appear. This will make a raspberry puree mixture
- Transfer the mixture to a pitcher with ice cubes.
- Add lemonade, vodka, remaining lemon slices and raspberries.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Chill the lemonade before assembling this recipe
- You can add strawberries too!
- Substitute fresh mint for the fresh basil
- Substitute limes for the lemons
- You can use another fruit flavored vodka in place of the raspberry vodka
- Substitute strawberry lemonade for the lemonade
- Substitute raspberry lemonade for traditional lemonade
Ingredients for vodka lemonade drinks
- fresh lemons
- fresh raspberries
- fresh basil
- ice cubes
- raspberry vodka
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Basil Raspberry Lemonade
- 2 lemons, sliced, divided
- 1 cup fresh raspberries, divided
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 Tbs. sugar
- ice cubes
- 5 cups lemonade
- 1 cup raspberry vodka
- In bowl combine slices from 1 lemon, 1/2 cup raspberries, basil leaves and sugar. Using end of wooden spoon, muddle together until fragrant and juices begin to appear.
- Transfer mixture to a pitcher with ice cubes. Add lemonade, vodka, remaining lemon slices and raspberries. Serve with straws.