Game Day Cocktails 101: Crimson & White Lightning Lemonade Smash

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Raise A Glass

Crimson & White Lightning Lemonade Smash

Kick-off the season with a bang. Vanilla scented, strawberry infused homestyle lemonade spiked with Bama born & bred ‘shine… Fans from both sides will be in the line up for a nip.

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makes 1 cocktail

The Basic Fundamentals

Prepare a large batch of cocktails a day ahead of time to making serving a breeze.

5 fresh raspberries
1 fresh strawberry, quartered
1 Tbsp Vanilla Bean Syrup
6-oz Vanilla Bean-Strawberry Lemonade
1.5-oz Alabama moonshine
Sparkling water
Garnish: Lemon slices

Muddle the raspberries & the strawberry with the Vanilla Bean Syrup in a glass & fill 3/4 full with ice. Add the Vanilla Bean-Strawberry Lemonade & the moonshine. Top with sparkling water. Garnish, if desired. Stir well before serving.

The Extra Point

Serve the cocktail with barbecue classics in the summertime. 

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makes 10 servings

Run The Option

Raspberries may be substituted for an equally tasty beverage.

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 3/4 cups Vanilla Bean Syrup, divided
4 cups ice
4 cups water
1 pt strawberries, rinsed & hulled

Stir together the lemon juice & 1 1/2 cups Vanilla Bean Syrup in a pitcher. Add the ice & the water, stirring to combine. Quarter the strawberries. Place the blender jar on the base of the Hamilton Beach Wave-Action Blender. Add the strawberries & the remaining 1/4 cup Vanilla Bean Syrup. Place the lid onto the blender jar base. Press the puree/icy drink button & blend for 15 seconds. Stop the blender. Use the stir spoon to break up the strawberries a bit. Press the puree/icy drink button. Blend for 30 seconds or until the strawberries are smooth. Stop the blender. 

Pour the strawberry mixture into a chinois with small holes, pushing the mixture through with a pestle or wooden spoon. Discard the pulp & the seeds. Pour the strawberry liquid into the the lemonade. Stir well & serve over ice with lemon slices. Add additional water or Vanilla Bean Syrup to suit your own taste. 

The Extra Point

Serve the beverage in place of punch for showers & birthday get togethers.

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How To Create A Lemonade Cocktail Bar

Custom cocktails are a lovely way to welcome guests into your home or tent on game day. Create a lovely area & plan to be the life of the party. Follow my tips & pointers on how to pull it off.

Tailgating At Home

Extra large beverage jars with spouts are the way to go to contain the Vanilla Bean-Strawberry Lemonade. Increase the recipe 2 or 3 times in order to serve an even bigger crowd. Pour the Vanilla Bean Syrup into a glass bottle with a clamp. Oil & vinegar bottles also work well as they already have a handy pour spout attached. Fill a beverage tub with ice. Nestle the Vanilla Bean Syrup & the bottle of moonshine in the ice for extra cool cocktails. Add in smaller bottles of sparkling water to keep the fizz fresh. Have a smaller ice bucket with a metal scoop handy for fresh ice to go into the cocktails. Organize mason jars on trays so guests can help themselves. Offer raspberries & lemons for the cocktails in small bowls.

Tailgating On The Go

Premix the cocktail & transport in recycled milk containers. Add to your icy cooler & be on your way. Paper napkins & acrylic cups in team colors add a bit of school spirit. Pour into a pretty pitcher once you arrive to your tailgate tent for an easy presentation. Have a small cooler filled with fresh ice for guests to add to their glasses.

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The Tune
“White Lightning” George Jones

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2 Responses to Game Day Cocktails 101: Crimson & White Lightning Lemonade Smash

  1. Jen August 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi there! This sounds absolutely DELISH! I would love to make it to kick off my alma mater Wisconsin Badgers season opener against who else… Alabama! Unfortunately, this yankee has not been exposed to nor does she have access to Alabama moonshine. Because it would be a sin not to have a cocktail on gameday, do you have any suggestions for a substitute? Thanks!

    • Rebecca August 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

      Hi Jen! Great to hear from you! Vodka would make a fine substitute. Really excited to be matched up… may the best team win! xo, Rebecca

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