Calling the over 21 crowd with a refreshing drink that will quench your thirst while sipping on this Citrus Ice Cooler. It is the perfect combination of fresh lemon, lime and orange juices with a bit of vodka, orange liquor and topped with a dash of lemon-lime soda. It's sure to become your favorite summer beverage!
Oh boy, just look at these bright citrus colors that say summer, summer, summer. The weekend may have ended a couple days ago but I'm looking forward to the next one when I can sit back, relax and enjoy a tasty beverage on the deck. Not only is this drink is simple to make but it has a crisp taste that is a little tart, a little sweet and full of flavor.
Of course when you are a food blogger, you have to taste the goods to see if it is "blog worthy" and you may also need a taste tester to give you an honest answer. So tonight after making this drink, I called the DIY Guy over to the kitchen to give it a try. I actually made two versions (which I'll share in the recipe) and he liked them both but preferred the one made with club soda and not lemon-lime soda. That one is definitely more of a sparkling water type drink while the one I photographed has a little bit of sweetness to it. I'm definitely am not a fan of overly sweet cocktails so trust me that this version is just right. I think you will need to make them both so you can decide.
Here are some other recipes that are also as refreshing as this Citrus Ice Cooler (non-alcoholic as well):
- Easy Mango and Raspberry Iced Tea (I made this for a bridal shower and it was a big hit)
- Fresh Strawberry Margarita (alcohol)
- Mango Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
- Cosmosicles (alcohol)
- Copycat Red Robin Freckled Lemonade
Hope you are enjoying your summer!
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz. fresh orange juice
- 2 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. orange liquor
- lemon-lime soda
- two slices each of a orange, lime and lemon
- In a shaker with ice combine all ingredients except soda
- Strain and divide in two highball glasses that have a slice of orange, lemon and lime
- Top with lemon-lime soda, stir and serve
- See alternate recipe in notes
To make a less sweet version, add 1 ½ ounces of sweet and sour mix, shake and divide into 2 glasses and top with club soda instead of lemon-lime soda
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.