Strawberry Jolly Rancher Lemonade

Live the Sweet Life With Strawberry Jolly Rancher Lemonade

I love lemonade. I find it so refreshing. I’ve already told you it’s my favorite drink to order when I’m dining out. When I go out to a restaurant my drink of choice is some variation of lemonade, whether it’s plain lemonade or some flavored twist on lemonade.  Of these lemonade variations, strawberry lemonade is probably my favorite, especially when it’s fresh-made with real lemons and strawberries.  Just for fun, I decided to try an adult version of this classic summer refresher by using Jolly Rancher candies.  

I dissolved about 24 strawberry Jolly Rancher candies in vodka. Then I made fresh lemonade by squeezing real lemons. I added a few strawberries in, followed by my Jolly Rancher vodka-infusion.

And the results? Oh they were perfectly sweet and delicious. Even if you’re not a big Jolly Rancher fan, you will love this cocktail concoction because while it is sweet, it’s also just the right amount of tart, giving it a fabulous balance of flavors for something fun to serve when friends come over.  

Ingredients
8 lemons juiced
4 limes juiced
2 cups of strawberries
4 cups simple syrup
1 1/2 cup Vodka
24 Strawberry Jolly Ranchers
8 cups of water (divided)

Directions

  1. Pour vodka into a 1 quart container, and place jolly ranchers in the vodka. Refrigerate over night.
  2. Blend the strawberries in a blender with 1 cup of water.
  3. Juice lemons and limes, mix with simple syrup, add the pureed strawberries, the Jolly Rancher Vodka, the remaining 7 cups of water
  4. Serve

Makes a little over a gallon


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