Take old favorites from the sidewalk to the poolside and from the soda fountain to the front porch.
Summer isn’t over yet. In some places, summer’s got three or four months left to burn. Wherever you are, the Adult Lemonade Stand and R-Rated Root Beer Float recipes from Dallas cocktail lounge Cedar Grove will keep parties cool and whimsical.
Developed by Trevor Landry, beverage director at Cedar Grove parent company NL Group, the punch serves five to eight people and is easily modified for the group’s taste with your choice of Deep Eddy Vodka, Deep Eddy Grapefruit vodka, or Deep Eddy Peach vodka. The root beer float? You can keep that all to yourself.
Adult Lemonade Stand
1 liter Deep Eddy Vodka or Deep Eddy flavored vodka
2 liters lemonade
4 ounces cucumber juice mixed
Thin slices of cucumber
2 liters semi-sweet iced tea
3 sprigs of rosemary
Citrus wedges, for garnish
Into a large divided beverage dispenser, add a liter of Deep Eddy Vodka or Deep Eddy flavored vodka to each chamber. In one section, add the lemonade, 4 ounces cucumber juice, and slices of cucumber. Mix well. Add semi-sweet iced tea and rosemary sprigs in the other chamber. Mix well.
Serve with corresponding number of rocks glasses with citrus wedge garnish.
R-Rated Root Beer Float
In a frozen float glass, add vanilla ice cream.
In a shaker tin, add 1 ounce root beer-flavored vodka and ½ ounce Blackmaker root beer liqueur. Shake and strain into float glass. Fill with Dublin Texas Root Beer. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and whipped cream.