When life hands you lemons, add alcohol.

By Suzanne Rust
Updated May 12, 2009
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Each recipe serves 4. Combine the ingredients in a pitcher and serve over ice.

  • Lemonade margarita  Mix 2¼ cups lemonade and ¾ cup tequila. Garnish with lemon rounds.
  • Lemon-champagne sparkler  Mix 1 cup lemonade, 2 cups Champagne or some other sparkling wine, and 2 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail.
  • Gin shandy  Mix 1 cup lemonade, one 12-ounce bottle ginger beer, and ¾ cup gin.