National Lemonade Day Cocktail Recipes

National Lemonade Day is Friday, August 20. We’ve rounded up some refreshing lemonade cocktail recipes for you to add to your bar menu to celebrate this weekend.

The Calmer Palmer

Ingredients:lemonade cocktail recipe
1.5 oz Hanson of Sonoma Organic Meyer Lemon Vodka
1oz Recess Peach Ginger
1 oz fresh-squeezed organic Meyer lemon juice
.5 oz organic agave
Garnish with candied ginger

Combine Hanson of Sonoma Organic Meyer Lemon vodka, lemon juice, and agave in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Pour into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with Recess Peach Ginger and garnish with candied ginger.

Recipe by Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka paired up with Recess.

Jasmine Honey Lemonade

Ingredients:honey lemonade cocktail
2 ounces Jasmine Tea
0.5 ounces Honey Syrup
0.25 ounces lemon juice

Jasmine Tea
5 grams jasmine oolong tea leaves
200 ml water (195 degrees) steeped for 1.5 minutes. Strain and chill.

Honey Syrup
2 parts honey to 1 part water by weight.

Combine in a shaker tin and shake to chill and aerate. Pour into a chilled glass of ice. Top with Suntory ALL-FREE and garnish with fresh herbs.

Recipe by Julia Momose (Kumiko, Chicago) for Suntory ALL-FREE.


Glenmorangie X Date Night

Ingredients:glenmorangie lemonade day recipe
50ml (2oz) X by Glenmorangie
20ml (2/3oz) Lemon Juice
20ml (2/3oz) Elderflower Cordial
Club Soda or Sparkling Water, to taste

Fill highball glass with crushed ice. Add X by Glenmorangie, lemon juice and elderflower cordial. Stir and top with club soda or sparkling water to your taste. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe by Glenmorangie.


Dam Basil Lemonade

Ingredients:damrak lemonade recipe
1 oz Damrak Original Gin OR Damrak VirGin 0.0
½ oz Basil syrup
½ oz lemon juice
Top up with lemonade

Shake first three ingredients with ice, strain into a Collins glass over ice, top with lemonade and garnish with a sprig of basil.

Recipe by Damrak Gin.

Kabuki Lemonade

2 oz Fresh Victor Lemon Sour
2 oz Matcha Tea-infused Vodka*
2 sprigs of mint

In a mixing glass, muddle the leaves of one healthy sprig of mint (make sure the sprig has at least five good-sized leaves, if the leaves are small, double up). Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake hard for 10 seconds and double strain over fresh ice, tall. Garnish with a slapped mint sprig.

Recipe by H. Joseph Ehrmann, Chief Mixology Officer, Fresh Victor Mixers.

Spiced Tequila Mango Lemonade

Ingredients:tequila mango lemonade cocktail recipe
1 ½ oz. Tequila
1 oz. Monin® Mango Purée
1 pump Monin® Ginger Concentrated Flavor
3 oz. Lemonade
Garnish: Black salt, mango slice

Chill serving glass. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed. Cap, shake, and strain into chilled serving glass. Add garnishes and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Monin.


Tropical Lemonade

Ingredients:monin lemonade recipe
1 oz The Perfect Purée
Mango Passion Fruit blend, thawed
6 oz lemonade

Combine all ingredients in a tall glass over ice. Stir to combine and garnish with lime slices.

Recipe by Manny Hinojosa. Photo by The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley.


Chamomile Lemonade

Ingredients:chamomile lemonade
4 oz Fresh Victor Lemon Sour
1.5 oz chamomile-infused vodka*
.75 oz egg white (optional; for added texture)
Garnish: lemon wheel
*infuse each 6oz of vodka with one chamomile tea bag or 1 tsp chamomile tea for 20 minutes to 1 hour (4 bags for a 750ml bottle).

Shaker Method
In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients, fill the shaker with ice, shake well (to chill and dilute) and strain over ice in a 10-12oz glass. Add garnish and serve.

Build Method
In a glass full of ice, add all ingredients, plus 2 ounces of water (for dilution), stir gently, garnish and serve (do not use egg white if not using shaker method)

Recipe by H. Joseph Ehrmann, Chief Mixology officer for Fresh Victor Mixers.


Classic Vodka Lemonade

Ingredients:lemonade cocktail recipe
1.5 oz Humboldt Organic Vodka
Lemonade to taste

Mix vodka and lemonade in a glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

Recipe by Humboldt Distillery.