Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs

We drink this when we are camping or playing cards. It is a fruity drink that really creeps up on you, but it doesn't taste of alcohol. This recipe is over 40 years old.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 3/4 ml) bottle vodka (the cheapest one)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 (12 ounce) jars maraschino cherries (juice and all)
  • ice


  1. This is best when made 8 to 10 hours ahead to let the ice melt.
  2. Start with a 1 gallon liquid insulated drink cooler.
  3. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  4. Fill the cooler to the top with ice cubes.
  5. Shake the cooler occasionally over the next 8 to 10 hours.
  6. Serve over ice with the spiked cherries.
  7. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Yowsa - this is a good drink - but strong! I made 1/4 of the recipe using about 16 oz of vodka. Served over lots of ice this was so refreshing, and just loved the "drunken cherries". I think it would be great to use this method with tequila and limeade, or amaretto and orange juice. Thanks for posting this recipe! Made for Spring PAC 2009

loof April 17, 2009