Summertime is my favorite time to drink fun drinks. Something about the hot weather makes fruity drinks that much more enjoyable. We typically drink water, cold brew coffee and wine/beer/cocktails. Sodas are rare in our house, but occasionally I want something other than water to drink. This lemonade is perfect for summer, and it’s going to have a permanent spot in our fridge for the foreseeable future.
When we were in Charleston last year, Eric and I ate at this adorable little place inside, of all places, a laundromat. They had a vanilla bean lemonade sitting in a beverage dispenser on the counter. I love lemon and vanilla together, so the pairing enticed me before I even took a sip of the drink. When I did, it was hard not to drink all of it at once. I’ve been dreaming of recreating that lemonade ever since, and now I finally have.
I served this lemonade at a wedding shower last weekend, and it all but disappeared (and that was with a double recipe). This is going to be my go-to party drink for summer, along with my favorites from previous summers – blackberry limeade and sparkling strawberry lemonade.