Boozy Grapefruit Sparkling Lemonade | cakenknife.com

AKA the Ultimate Summer Refreshment.

It’s perfectly timed with the crazy cold front that decided to roll through Denver last night. I almost had to turn the heat on in the house, which I am not ok with in August. Way too soon… I want fall to come before I start freezing to death! Apparently we are in for a brutal winter… I’ll be clinging to every warm moment I can from now until I absolutely have to turn on the heat in my house.

Boozy Grapefruit Sparkling Lemonade | cakenknife.com

With a glass of this boozy grapefruit sparkling lemonade in hand, of course. 

Simple cocktails like this are exactly what I like to pull out when I’m either A) ambushed by a group of guests, B) going to a party and have been asked to bring a drink or C) am too exhausted to even try to function… The grapefruit and lemon really pack a zing in each sip and since I’ve been addicted to anything acidic lately, it’s become a necessary component of my daily life.

Boozy Grapefruit Sparkling Lemonade | cakenknife.com

Plus it’s sparkling and that just makes me smile. 🙂

Note: you can also make this without the vodka. I’ve had a glass every morning (without vodka, I swear) every day for the past week – SO good.

Boozy Grapefruit Sparkling Lemonade | cakenknife.com

P.S. Have you been keeping up with #weekofsundaes for Ice Cream Week? Because some of the ice cream recipes are completely blowing my mind… Don’t forget to enter the giveaway too!

Boozy Grapefruit Sparkling Lemonade

Boozy Grapefruit Sparkling Lemonade

Yield: Serves 4

A light and acidic cocktail that will brighten up your cocktail hour!

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 grapefruit
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 6 oz vodka
  • 3 cups sparkling water
  • Extra slices of grapefruit and lemon

Instructions

  1. Combine juices, sugar and vodka in a pitcher. Stir until the sugar has dissolved completely. When ready to serve, fill the pitcher with ice and top with sparkling water. Stir and top with slices of grapefruit and lemon.