Lemon Berry Cocktail

Today’s recipe was created by Catherine of A Short Blonde. Find recipes and more on her blog.

La Croix Lemon Berry CocktailSummertime and lemonade go hand-in-hand. Tart and sweet join together to form the holy grail of summer drinks! But like every great thing, there are ways to ruin it.

Remember those terribly sweet, spiked lemonades that happen to be extremely popular at college parties? You know the ones. I sipped one recently and could hardly believe I used to drink them!

I like the idea of a refreshing lemonade cocktail, but I wanted to find a way to make them with less sugar. I don’t generally purchase flavored spirits, but when I saw Smirnoff’s Blueberry Vodka, a light bulb went off. Why not make my own?

My husband and I love drinking La Croix. We’ve (mostly) kicked the pop habit but there is something refreshing about carbonation. La Croix is not only delicious on its own but it is also the perfect addition to cocktails. It’s a great replacement for tonic water in any recipe (my husband makes Gin & Tonics with them). You get flavor and carbonation without the added sugar. La Croix adds that little something extra to these blueberry lemonades with vodka.

This cocktail is a perfect drink to serve at summer parties because the ingredient list is low and it looks beautiful in a glass!

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Recipe | Serves 1, 6 oz glass:

3 oz Lemonade (we used Santa Cruz Organic, which still has more sugar than I’d like to have included)
2 oz Blueberry Vodka (we used Smirnoff)
1 oz Lemon La Croix
Handful of frozen blueberries

Combine the lemonade and blueberry vodka in a shaker or Mason jar with a secure lid. Shake well. Poor over ice. Top with Lemon La Croix and garnish with a few frozen blueberries.

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Happy Sipping!

 

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32 Comments

  1. Brenda wrote:

    Wow! Great list, thanks for putting it together for us!

    Posted 1.18.15 Reply
  2. Lindsay wrote:

    I can’t believe I just missed this one in AZ! I need to start going to conferences! Wish I saw this list sooner 🙂

    Posted 1.18.15 Reply
  3. Cat Elsby wrote:

    I wish there was one in Colorado! But this list is so helpful, thank you.

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  4. Alexa wrote:

    Wish there were more in the Bay Area. How much are conferences?

    Posted 1.23.15 Reply
  5. Melanie wrote:

    The Blended Conference is in Phoenix in September. Tickets go on sale in March. Great list! Thanks!

    Posted 1.29.15 Reply
  6. Chelley Martinka wrote:

    THANK YOU!!! I just did this!

    Posted 2.3.15 Reply
  7. Thank you so much! I just pinned this for my weekend blog project!

    Posted 2.3.15 Reply
  8. Totally emailed this to myself. LOVE THIS!

    Posted 2.5.15 Reply
  9. THANK YOU! I am going to do this asap 🙂

    Posted 3.30.15 Reply
  10. This was perfect! Thanks!!

    Posted 4.21.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      You are very welcome!

      Posted 4.21.15 Reply
  11. Hi Lauren! This looks so yummy=D

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
    • It’s really good. My new favorite drink. 🙂

      Posted 6.3.15 Reply
  12. DeafWanderlust wrote:

    that looks really refreshing! 🙂

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
  13. Lauren B. wrote:

    This looks delish.. I am obsessed with la croix, since I get bored with regular water.

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
    • Isn’t La Croix the best? It took me a bit to get used to them but now I’m a total convert.

      Posted 6.3.15 Reply
  14. Ahh that looks absolutely delicious! Wish I could try that right now!xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
    • It’s really refreshing and light. Cheers!

      Posted 6.3.15 Reply
  15. Christine wrote:

    Ooh this sounds awesome!

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
  16. Becky M wrote:

    This sounds so good, and looks so easy to make!
    http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

    Posted 6.3.15 Reply
  17. This looks so refreshing and I bet you could practically substitute with any berry and it would still be fab!

    Posted 6.3.15 Reply
    • I imagine raspberry would be really good. Possibly make your own raspberry compote?

      Posted 6.3.15 Reply
  18. Kendra Williams wrote:

    Looks perfect for an evening summer cocktail!

    Posted 6.3.15 Reply
    • Exactly! It’s really refreshing and light for a cocktail.

      Posted 6.3.15 Reply
  19. Cheers!! 🙂

    Posted 6.3.15 Reply
  20. Raquel wrote:

    Looks delicious! May have to make this very soon! Cheers Lauren!

    Posted 6.4.15 Reply
  21. I have not ever made my own cocktail, but this looks delicious! I’m a big fan of La Croix, especially the coconut flavor!

    Posted 8.27.15 Reply
  22. […] will find the interactions and ingredients on Lauren’s […]

    Posted 8.27.15 Reply