A Memorial Day Drink

When I was attending the Wilmington Blue Rocks game last month I wanted something to drink. A beer. I wanted a beer.

But the line moved slower than molasses through mud, and something else caught my eye.

Blue Lemonade. It wasn’t any more expensive than a beer, and it came in a collector’s cup. Not only would it quench my thirst, but I’d have a souvenir. That settled it.

And it was good!

I could only vaguely remember the ingredients — vodka, lemonade, Sprite — and then the men’s restroom had the recipe on the wall over one of the urinals 🙂

I decided to make it for Memorial Day weekend. It seems like a good summertime drink, something that would scale up easily for for parties and cookouts.

Blue Lemonade
Half gallon lemonade
24 ounces 80 proof vodka (the Blue Rocks recipe uses Dogfish Head Analog Vodka)
4 ounces Blue Curacao drink mix

  • Mix ingredients in pitcher. Stir.
  • Add ice cubes to glass.
  • Fill glass two-thirds full with lemonade/vodka mixture.
  • Top off glass with Sprite.

Voila! Blue lemonade!

It’s pleasant, the kind of thing perfect for sitting outside on a nice summer’s day. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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