This pretty lemonade margarita will get any party started! It’s the perfect refreshing drink to sip on a hot summer day.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 8

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup cranberry juice
2 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
1 cup tequila
8 cups ice
Lemon slices

1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Let cool to room temperature. Stir in lemon juice, cranberry juice, lemon zest and tequila. Chill mixture for at least 1 hour or until cold.
2. Stir pink lemonade mixture again and pour half in a blender along with 4 cups of ice. Mix until slushy. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slice. Repeat with remaining mixture and ice to make another batch.

Notes: For pink limeade, substitute limes for the lemons.

amanda riva Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients. Amanda Riva is part of the Blog Network family.