Spiked Berry Lemonade | Fourth of July Cocktail
4 cups water
¾ cup sugar
½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 ounces vodka
2 ounces triple sec
½ cup strawberries
¾ cup blueberries
1 tablespoon mint leaves
1 ounce sparkling water (per glass), optional
To make the simple syrup add water and sugar to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until sugar dissolves. Take about 2 minutes. Take off the heat and allow to cool completely. (Place in the freezer and in a different container to cool quicker)
Add cooled simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka, triple sec, strawberries, blueberries and mint to a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
Pour into glasses. Top each glass with 1 ounce of sparkling water per glass. This is optional but gives the lemonade a nice fizz. Add the sparkling water to the glass not the pitcher to ensure the drink does not go flat. Enjoy!