Homemade Strawberry Vodka & Lemonade


This simple homemade strawberry vodka lemonade is the perfect summer infusion. You’ll love this homemade strawberry vodka combined with lemonade.

Homemade Strawberry Vodka Lemonade by Nutmeg Nanny

I have always had a thing for lemonade during the summer. There is seriously nothing better. When I was a kid I used to make it by the pitcher and it was usually gone by the end of the day.

This cocktail includes my favorite summer drink but with an over 21 twist. Hello homemade strawberry vodka!

Homemade Strawberry Vodka Lemonade by Nutmeg Nanny

If you have never made your infused vodka you are in a for a treat. It’s so amazingly simple. Take fresh fruit or herbs, cover it in vodka and let it sit. Could it be easier?

In the past I have made my own infused cherry, blackberry, Buddha’s hand (so delicious!) and now strawberry. Why buy the artificially flavored stuff when you can make it at home for way less?!

Homemade Strawberry Vodka Lemonade by Nutmeg Nanny

For this strawberry vodka you just take freshly washed and sliced strawberries, add to a mason jar and cover with a reasonably priced vodka. Don’t go too cheap but don’t go crazy.

I was lucky enough to sample some Platinum 7x Vodka and it worked perfectly for my homemade infused vodka. It has a nice clean taste with no harsh alcohol burn. I loved the fun blue bottle (I’m a sucker for fun and colorful packaging) and the best part is that it tastes great and will not break the bank.

Homemade Strawberry Vodka Lemonade by Nutmeg Nanny

After the strawberries have taken a bath in vodka they have to sit for 3 days in a dark cool spot. I like to keep mine in the pantry. Once a day give the jar a nice shake. When it’s ready the strawberries will be white in color and the vodka will be pretty pink in color.

After your vodka is ready turn it into this amazing cocktail. It’s a simple mixture of lemonade, strawberry vodka, frozen strawberries (they make great ice cubes and then you can eat them!) and a few lemon slices. After you taste this drink you will be making them all summer long.

Homemade Strawberry Vodka Lemonade by Nutmeg Nanny


Homemade Strawberry Vodka & Lemonade Cocktail

Yield: 1 pint vodka + 1 drink

Prep Time: 3 days for the vodka + 5 minutes for the drink

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 3 days for the vodka + 5 minutes for the drink


For strawberry vodka:

  • 1/2 pint strawberries, sliced
  • Vodka

For drink:

  • 2 parts homemade strawberry vodka
  • 4 parts lemonade
  • 3 frozen whole strawberries
  • 2 lemon slices


For strawberry vodka:
Fill strawberries to the top of jar and cover with vodka.

Cover the jar and store in a cool dark place. Shake the jar once a day. After 3 days the vodka should be ready. The strawberries will look white in color and the vodka will be pink/red in color.

You can strain your vodka and throw out the berries if desired. I usually just keep them in the jar and do not strain.

For drink:
In a cocktail glass add strawberry vodka, lemonade, frozen whole strawberries and lemon slices.

Add a straw and enjoy!

Disclosure: I received a sample of 7x Platinum vodka. All opinions are my own.

19 Responses to “Cilantro Cucumber Boozy Lemonade”

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — June 30, 2014 at 8:21 am

    This sounds ridiculously refreshing. I’m going to have to make one with the cucumber vodka I just infused! I never thought of cilantro with it, but I bet that’s so fantastic!

  2. #
    kristy @ the wicked noodle — June 30, 2014 at 8:37 am

    This drink is SO right up my alley! Looks wonderful!

  3. #
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — June 30, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Wowzers! I will certainly put this on my 4th of July menu!!!!

  4. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — June 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I’m really bad at using up my store bought herbs too, but now that it’s summer there is nothing better than going out into the yard and snipping just what I need. My only problem now is that they go to seed far faster than I can use them. I’m sure the flavors in your cocktail and delicious! Love cilantro!

  5. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I love cocktails with citrus flavors! This sounds great!

  6. #
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — June 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Cucumbers make cocktails so refreshing, but you really sold me on the cilantro in this one!

  7. #
    The Food Hunter — June 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

    you had me with boozy!

  8. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — June 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

    This is a super summer sipper! Pinned.

  9. #
    Ginny McMeans — June 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

    This is great and refreshing. Perfect for the 4th and beyond!

  10. #
    Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen — June 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Oh, I am so bad at using up herbs too- I can’t even remember to cut them in the garden before they bolt. This looks so refreshing, love the cilantro cucumber combination!

  11. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — June 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I love using cucumber is drinks – it’s so refreshing!

  12. #
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — June 30, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    What?! This sounds awesome!

  13. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 30, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    This is my kind of cocktail!!

  14. #
    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — June 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    This sounds awesome! I love the sound of this blend of flavors!

  15. #
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — June 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Refreshing! And cilantro too!

  16. #
    aux fourneaux — July 1, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Looks yummy ! I love limonad with citrus, it’s so refreshing!

  17. #
    Debi — July 2, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    That sounds like a great cocktail. Very refreshing

  18. #
    Joanne — July 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Lemonade infused drinks sound so good on this swelteringly hot day!! Love this added hit of refreshment from the cucumber flavor!


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