I don't know about you, but it's been one heck of a week. Long hours, hectic days, and all things that point to the reward of a good cocktail come Friday night. So this got me thinking -- what refreshment would I like in my hand as I toast to a tough week behind me, as well as would make a refreshing beverage for the upcoming July 4th holiday? The clear winner: Lemonade Coolers.

In my family, it's a running joke that people steal other family members' recipes, and pass them off as their own under a new name. We busted my Aunt Judy for her "Aunt Judy's Chess Noels" (which are actually chess cookies), and I'm going to out myself for the Lemonade Cooler. This delectable drink is known by my Aunt Margie's family on Christmas day as "Whiskey Sours." But, I just don't feel that the name does the drink justice, nor does it allude to the thirst quenching summer inspired main ingredient of lemonade.

So how do you make this fine adult beverage? Simple! Just follow these steps, demonstrated in the photos below by my Aunt Margie.

Lemonade Coolers


  • 12 oz can of frozen lemonade (regular or pink, depending on personal preference)
  • 6 oz Seagram's 7 Whiskey
  • Ice
  • Diet or regular 7 UP


Pour slightly defrosted lemonade into blender.

Pour 6 oz of whiskey (1/2 of the lemonade can for easy measuring) into the blender. (If you prefer to make the drink non-alcoholic, simply skip this step.)

Fill blender with ice. 

Blend until slushy. 

Pour lemonade coolers into glass (1/2 to 2/3 full) and top with 7 UP.

Note: Do not pour 7 UP into blender! It will explode, and cause a buzz-killing sticky mess to envelop your kitchen. 

Toast with friends and family, and enjoy! 

If you have a special holiday concoction, especially one that would work well to help ease the summer heat, leave us a comment with the deets. We always love to try out new recipes when entertaining. We promise we won't change the name and take all of the credit.

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Comments 4


Nicole Hayes
6/24/2011 at 11:39 AM
LOVE IT! can't wait to try!
6/27/2011 at 4:30 PM
Oh, this looks delicious. I am not a whiskey fan, but I think that I will try it by substituting vodka!
7/2/2011 at 12:18 PM
This looks good! Stopping by from the Shabby Nest Party.
I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Friday Party going on all week!
Be sure to enter my $50 stencil giveaway too =D
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