Sunday, August 2, 2009

MommyTime: Spiked Lemonade

This weekend, we're madly scrambling to get our Lore hugged, kissed, packed and ready to return to Mexico. We're sad, certainly, but we're also excited for Lore to open a new chapter in her life. She knows that whatever her future holds, her American family will be watching with love, support and interest.

Me? I have a serious case of the weeps, so I decided to make a nice pitcher of Spiked Lemonade to get hubs and I through the weekend. It didn't cure the weeps, but it did dull the pain a little. Plus, it was delicious!

Spiked Lemonade (for when you have the weeps or just need a breather)
serves 8, or 2 sad-sack humans over a weekend

1 container (64 oz.) refrigerated prepared lemonade (I used Minute Maid Light)
1/2 cup Lemon Drop Martini Mix (liquor store has them--not the vodka enhanced version!)
1/2 cup Orange Flavored Vodka
1/2 cup Lemon Flavored Vodka
1 fresh lemon, sliced

Set aside 3/4 cup of the lemonade. Combine all other ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir. Chill at least 2 hours and serve over Lemonade Ice Cubes.

Lemonade Ice Cubes
Place a strawberry or raspberry in each square of an ice cube tray. Fill with left over 3/4 cup lemonade. Freeze until firm.


  1. Just added this post to the list of KitchenWitches I have bookmarked in my recipe folder. You are fantastic, did you know that?

  2. Oh, yum. What a lovely idea. Sorry that you're feeling sad...((((KW))))

  3. That sounds yummy. And I'm reminded again that I need to come here more often and actually leave comments.

  4. yum! I am going to make that one soon! We are grilling pizza tonight thanks to you!

  5. Amie and Fae, thanks for coming by! I love hearing anything you have to say.

    Ck and Ink, thanks for the nice words. I look like one of those albino ferrets right eyes=gross.

  6. I could use a couple right now...they sound awesome :D

  7. YUMM! I am sure you felt better after a couple of these. Sorry to hear you are saying bye to Lore, you might need to make another pitcher for the rest of the week. I bet she miss the hell outta you all!

  8. I'm so sorry :(

    But the spiked lemonade sounds like a keeper. Is 10:00 AM too early to start making this?!

  9. I love:
    serves 8, or 2 sad-sack humans.
    Hilarious! But I'm sorry you are sad. Good-byes are bittersweet, aren't they?

  10. This looks so refreshing. I hate getting the weeps...but a pitcher of this lemonade would definitely help me get over it!

  11. Oh dear, I hope you are okay - sorry Lore has to go! I'm sure you can visit each other lots though! Spiked lemonade definitely sounds the way to go for helping to cure the blues... xxx

  12. So sorry your sweet girl had to go home. So happy you posted this recipe...I'm going to make it Friday...if I can wait!! (Love the serves 2 sad humans btw!)

  13. I love my blog friends...they always know the right things to say. Thanks! xoxo

  14. Made a few pitchers of Spiked Lemonade this weekend. It was wonderful! The last 2 or 3 batches seemed to be a little stronger than than the first, how did that happen? LOL