Celebrating the 4th with Valley & Co. – Lemonade Sparkler

We are kicking it into gear prepping for the holiday weekend {about 750,000 people will descend on our little neighborhood on the coast so we batten down the hatches!} and are excited to share the last of our bonus recipes from our 4th of July spread for San Diego Magazine. Earlier this week we gave you our crab boil recipe and Nick’s famous shortcake recipe

berry shortcake

These three recipes combined will make for an effortless, delicious, and memorable 4th of July celebration. Not to mention, they’re fairly effortless so you’ll look like the ultimate host or hostess. Enjoy!  

lemonade sparkler

 Images courtesy of Rippee Photography for Valley & Co. 

Tower 23 Strawberry Lemonade Sparkler

ingredients

2 oz. strawberry infused Svedka vodka | 2 oz. simple syrup | 2 oz. fresh lemon juice {or pink lemonade} | sparkling wine

method

 Pour simple syrup and vodka into a shaker and shake with ice and add lemon juice. Top with sparkling wine | Garnish with strawberries and mint

 

What are your plans for the long holiday weekend? Enjoy it!

Comments

    • says

      You can purchase a strawberry-flavored vodka, but we’d recommend infusing it yourself with fresh strawberries. Cut up about 3 strawberries and place in the amount of vodka you’ll be using. Set out for a day and then use in the cocktail. Enjoy!

    • says

      Thank you for stopping by! If you removed the vodka and the sparkling wine you could add sparkling water for fizz and we’d recommend adding more lemonade for flavor. By removing two elements you might water it down. Here’s another sparkler recipe we have that’s only one part vodka without the syrup. You could easily just omit the vodka here. Let us know what you think!

    • says

      Thank you for stopping by!
      You can swap out the sparkling wine and vodka for a sparkling water. We recommend San Pellegrino. You could add a lemon-flavored sparkling water for an extra kick of citrus. Have fun!

    • says

      We think you’ll enjoy!
      We make our own simple syrup: with 2 parts water and 1 part sugar {you can start with 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar}. Bring water to a boil and add the sugar, stirring as you turn down the heat. Do not bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and keep stirring, it will start to thicken.
      Good luck. Please share a picture with us if you make these!

    • says

      Hi Cyndi!
      We make our own simple syrup: with 2 parts water and 1 part sugar {you can start with 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar}. Bring water to a boil and add the sugar, stirring as you turn down the heat. Do not bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and keep stirring, it will start to thicken.

      We have a number of favorite sparkling wines, but any from the California coast would be lovely or a Domaine Chandon.
      For champagne we’re partial to Veuve Cliquot, but prosecco is just as great for cocktails and you can find a good bottle for under $10.

  1. says

    I only like making cocktails for a crowd instead of individual glasses. Do you have this recipe for the crowd you made it for? I would make a couple pitchers of this.

    Thanks!

    • Beverley says

      It’s equal parts, so it would be easy to make the recipe for as much as you want. Change “2 oz” to “2 cups” or “2 litres” or however much you want.

  2. says

    That looks awesome, perfect spring/ summer drink. I can’t wait to tested, we have lots of strawberries coming form CSA, so I always look for a super recipes for my favorite berry :)

    • says

      You could most definitely try that. We probably wouldn’t recommend 7-Up {as to not compete with the lemon} but club soda or sparkling wine would be fine. Cheers!

  3. Juice Extractor and Soyamilk Machine says

    Cheer and enjoy!!! They look so fantastic and attractive! I love it and thanks for your sharing…

  4. says

    This would be great with our 100% pure lemon juice. Top it off with a little squeeze of our Grenadine for a great pink color!! Our entire juice line in 100% organic and delicious!! We would be interested in sending you some samples.

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