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Not much I can say, other than "YUM". We made a few cocktails last night, and enjoyed them very much. Even with the price of fresh lemons (any citrus) this season, they were still cheaper to make "home-made" (and tasted great), rather than buying the bottles! I honestly cannot say the exact amount of sugar or booze I used... I just kept adding here & there until it was to our liking. Thanks for posting a keeper for our summer cookouts! (Made for PRMR)

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rosie316 May 30, 2014

Thanks for all the comments; I really like this recipe, but have drifted to my own version which was much more simple to derive with the hints here. I should also say that a white sugar variant, strongly also the root of this combination, should be credited to a restaurant across the street from Austin convention center--you will know it if in the area.

HARD LEMONADE

2 oz fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice and pulp
6-8 fresh mint leaves
2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
6 oz water
4 oz premium vodka, from the freezer
Thin ice cubes

Grind mint leaves into sugar until minced / pulped; I use rounded end of an ice cream scoop in a flat bottomed bowl; combine sugar / mint mixture with water and juice in a beer glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add vodka, stir, add ice. Yum!

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BDINSB September 23, 2012

Freaking awesome... I needed to cut my sugar so I substuted the sugar with one tub of sugar-free lemonaid, and I loved it too. Thanks for making something easy for us lazy types.... and like someone pointed out earlier, be careful not to drink too much you'll get soooo addicted to it.

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DENISE M. July 03, 2010

Homemade lemonade and vodka! What's not to like? I cut the recipe to 2 servings, and reduced the sugar by 1/4. Otherwise, I enjoyed it as posted! Great drink...not too sweet, and not too strong.

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breezermom July 29, 2009

Yummy! I reduced this to make 2 drinks; I chilled them and shook and strained, so it didn't get 'watered down'...This is a simple and straightforward recipe, that I will make again (and share!) Thanks, MarraMamba, for a delicious drink!

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alligirl June 21, 2009

OMG!! This is awesome...I made it to take to an outing tonight and now I think I need to stay in...I took a sip and shouldn't have, I made a 1/2 gallon and well, I found the problem, I misread the recipe and filled the pitcher with more vodka not water OOPS!! Damn, it's good!!!!

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yumyumum November 07, 2008

Went with Charlotte J''s measures and made one drink - so easy so good! This will make for a great refreshment to serve for those summer gatherings and cookouts.

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Gerry July 08, 2008

Sooo refreshing,loved it.

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NoraMarie July 06, 2008

This was sooo good! I drank far too much of this tonight at out 4th of July party, but it was great. Must better than store bought too. Thanks for sharing this. Made this for ZWT4 for the Chic Chefs.

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Midwest Maven July 05, 2008
Michael’s Hard Lemonade