The days are longer and hotter, and there’s nothing better than a fresh glass of lemonade while you’re outside tending to the grill. We’re not talking about the made-from-a-mix lemonade, either. We’re talking about a homemade lemonade complete with fresh lemon juice, sparkling water for a splash of fun, and some charred lemons for a unique garnish.

Make up a fresh batch of Sparkling Mint Lemonade Cocktail today and sip on a cold glass of it this weekend with your family.

Sparkling Mint Lemonade Cocktail


  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 8 fl. oz. simple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • 1/2 cup vodka*
  • Charred lemons for garnish

*optional ingredient to take this family-friendly drink to adult-only


  1. Mix together all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Pour your drinks in a glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with your freshly charred lemons.
  5. Serve & enjoy!

What refreshing cocktails are you enjoying this summer? Let us know! Tag us in your grilling photos and share with us what drink you’re sipping on while you prepare a delicious meal for your family.