Erren's Hard Lemonade

This Homemade Hard Lemonade recipe is everything great about summer drinks - its sweet, tart, and refreshing, but with a bit of a kick!

Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktails, lemonade, Summer Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 182 kcal


  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar or more to taste
  • 6 cups lemon-lime soda chilled
  • Citrus flavored vodka chilled
  • Orange liquor about a shot
  • 4-6 lemons juiced (depending on size and taste)
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices


  1. I didn't say how much vodka because everyone is different and I thought I'd leave that part up to you.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a simmer. Cook until sugar dissolves to create a simple syrup. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a large pitcher/jug combine the simple syrup, vodka, orange liquor and lemon juice. Mix well. Add the soda at the end to help retain the carbonation.
  4. Serve over ice with lemon slices.
Nutrition Facts
Erren's Hard Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182
% Daily Value*
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 38.2mg46%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.