Get ready to be electrified by the zesty flavor and bright blue color of this electric lemonade! This cocktail is captivating and has a delightful combination of sweet lemon, tantalizing hints of orange and a sparkling effervescence that really adds to the overall ambiance of the drink. This lively cocktail has a refreshing sensation that will leave you feeling energized and electrified.
🍹 What is an Electric Lemonade?
An electric lemonade is an easy to make combination of vodka, blue Curacao, Sprite and lemonade. When you combine all these ingredients you get a cocktail that is a stunning blue color with a sweet and tangy lemon flavor, subtle hints of orange and a refreshing burst of bubbles.
All of the ingredients in this drink have citrus flavors, except for the vodka. The blue curacao has a sweet orange flavor while the sprite and lemonade both have lemon and lime flavors respectively.
The Blue Curacao is what provides the bright blue electrifying color of the string. It is simply a low alcohol orange flavored liqueur that has blue food coloring added to it.
There are so many reasons why you should give this cocktail a chance. But, here just a few to think about:
- Electric blue. The vibrantly blue color of the cocktail is so visually appealing It adds a great and fun element to any gathering or party.
- Refreshing and fruity. It is jam-packed full of bubbles, citrus and sweet. There’s nothing better than a refreshing, fruity cocktail at any warm weather event.
- Easily change it up. This drink can be customized and changed up however you want it. You can make it a virgin drink or you can make it for a crowd.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
This bright blue beachy cocktail is suitable for so many different occasions where a lively and refreshing drink is desired. Check out these four times you might try serving it up:
- Birthday parties
- Tropical themed or beach gatherings
- Summer pool parties
- Picnics or barbecues
Well this cocktail is already super duper delicious, you may be curious about how to create a couple flavor variations or in need of some ingredients substitutions. Here are a few ideas to consider:
- Go non-alcoholic. Make this a virgin drink or a mocktail. Remove the vodka and instead use an extra ounce of lemonade. And, use non-alcoholic blue curacao. This way you can serve it to the kids as well.
- Dial down the sweetness. Looking for something a little less sweet? Replace the lemon lime soda with a plain club soda or seltzer water.
- Add lots of garnishes. Capitalize on the fresh and refreshing citrus flavor by adding lemon and orange wheels.
- Make it a slushie. Either add some ice in and blend the string together. Or, place it in the freezer for a little while before serving.
- Add a little pop of red. Surface up at your next 4th of July party and add a little pop of red so you have a red and blue drink. Do this by garnishing with a cherry or strawberry.
- Use a flavored vodka. Instead of plain vodka double down on the citrus flavor by using a orange, lime or lemon flavored vodka.
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Blue curacao
- 2 oz lemonade
- 4 oz sprite
Get the party started by gathering everything you need for this drink. You should have lemonade, vodka, Sprite, blue curacao, jigger, bar spoon, ice and a highball glass.
Snatch up that ice and toss it into your highball glass so that it is filled right up to the top.
Grab your blue curaçao and your jigger. Pour 1 oz of blue curacao into the jigger and add that to your glass.
Next, grab your vodka. Pour 1 oz of vodka into the jigger and add that to the glass.
Grab up your lemonade. Pour 2 oz of lemonade into the jigger and add that to the glass as well.
Take your Sprite and either measure out 4 oz with a jigger and add it to the glass. Or, pour directly into the glass topping the glass off.
Get your drink mixed together by placing the bar spoon into the glass. Stir it well so that everything is mixed thoroughly.
- bar spoon
- cocktail shaker
- highball glass
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Blue Curacao
- 2 oz Lemonade
- 4 oz Sprite
- Toss some ice into the highball glass. The glass should be filled to the top with ice.
- Use the jigger to measure 1 oz of vodka. Pour that into the glass.
- Use the jigger to measure 1 oz of blue curacao. Pour that into the glass.
- Use the jigger to measure 2 oz of lemonade. Pour that into the glass.
- Use the jigger to measure 4 oz of sprite. Pour that into the glass.note: as an alternative, you can simply just pour the sprite directly into the glass instead of measuring it. Top the glass off with sprite.
- Get your drink mixed up using one of the following methods:1) Carefully dump the drink from the glass to the cocktail shaker. Then, dump it back into the glass.2) Use the bar spoon to stir it up.