So its week thirtyteen of quarantine, we have run out of LaCroix to mix with our vodka, enter the Cranberry Lemonade Quarantini.  AKA the drink I could make a pitcher of without going to the grocery store. You may be asking yourself, why does Michelle have so many lemons? Well, that’s what happens when you hoard things is the simple answer. The actual answer is I made an ill-advised purchase at Costco What are two quarantined people going to do with 10 pounds of lemons? Make lemonade…with vodka and cranberry.

 It’s just a regular Martini, but you drink it alone in your house

We are on lockdown in South Florida on our five-acre horse farm, so it’s not that bad. Not that we don’t keep looking at the clock waiting until its five o’clock, but when it is, we can sit by the pool for happy hour. We are trying to limit day drinking to weekends, holidays and Trump press conferences. I honestly don’t know how you homeschooling parents can teach while lacing your morning OJ with vodka, more power to you. I am so happy that everyone relying on me, other than my husband, has four legs.

Making cocktails during quarantine

Many local bars are offering curbside to-go cocktails, and this is a good option if your bar or pantry is running low. It also helps support a local business, or you buy a T-shirt from my favorite bar. But before you leave the house in search of a libation, exhaust your existing supplies. If you have extra oranges or grapefruit, use them up! If you are out of vodka, try adding another liquor. Only have wine? The fruit cups your kid’s aren’t taking to school are great for making sangria. I opted for Splenda in the lemonade because its fewer calories, and we all have been doing a lot of stress eating, but if you don’t have it any sweetener will work.

Cranberry Lemonade Quarantini

Simple Lemonade vodka drink to enjoy alone in your house during the quarantine.

Course cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine cocktails
Keyword cocktails, lemonade, vodka
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 5-7 Lemons whatever you have
  • ½ - 1 cup of Splenda or sugar or random sweetener from your last fad diet
  • 10 oz cranberry juice or a couple of the kid's juice boxes flavor of choice
  • 5-6 cups of water what fits in the pitcher
  • Vodka quantity is personal preference

Instructions

  1. Juice the lemons being careful to remove any seeds.

  2. Mix lemon juice, water, cranberry juice and sweetener in a large pitcher. Add a few lemon slices if you want to be fancy.

  3. Taste and adjust sweetness.

  4. Fill tall glass with ice, add 1.5 ounces of vodka and fill glass with lemonade. Stir.

Cheers

Here’s from me to you and yours hoping that you stay safe and healthy! Enjoy your cranberry lemonade vodka quarantine with those you love. And remember if we can’t laugh about all the madness in the world we may just cry. Don’t forget to wash your hands! – Michelle

If you need a great appetizer to go with your vodka lemonade please check out my Brie and Bacon Spinch dip that uses frozen spinich. Someone bought all the frozen vegetables at my grocery store, it could have been you.

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