Grab your favorite Irish Whiskey, some lemonade, and Club Soda to craft up the most refreshing Irish Lemonade. Your taste buds are going to be dancing with the refreshingly sweet flavor in this cocktail recipe, perfect for a hot summer day or your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
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About the best Irish Whiskey Lemonade
At home mixology isn’t difficult. I promise! It typically just takes a few ingredients, some shaking and/or stirring and you’ve got a 5 star cocktail. And that’s just the case with this Irish Lemonade Recipe.
Citrusy lemonade, bubbly club soda, Jameson Irish Whiskey, mixed with bit of simple syrup to balance out all of the flavors. It’s the perfect drink when you’re looking for something with sweet flavor, but still the full effect of a strong cocktail. This delicious cocktail is a favorite of whiskey lovers all around.
There’s plenty of Irish cocktails out there - Irish Coffee, Irish Old Fashioned, Irish Maid, even green beers - but this Irish Lemonade is definitely one of my favorites. And if you love a lemonade cocktail, you should also check out this Blueberry Vodka Lemonade, this Frozen Raspberry Lemonade Refresher (non-alcoholic) or this Skinny Lemonade Mojito, that I‘m sure you’ll enjoy, too!
- Whiskey - Jameson is a classic Irish whiskey, that's smooth
- Lemonade - Store-bought lemonade or using lemonade mix are both suitable options.
- Simple Syrup - Just a touch to sweeten the drink.
- Club Soda - We want to add some bubbles to top this cocktail off. Reach for lemon flavored if you can find it
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
A few different ways to change up this cocktail:
- Liquor: Don’t feel restricted to Jameson. Your favorite Irish whiskey will do, or even try this as a vodka or gin drink instead.
- Bring on a little more of a mule flavor and swap the Club Soda for ginger ale or 3 ounces of ginger beer.
- To make this cocktail lighter (although no longer technically a Jameson Lemonade), omit the lemonade and use the juice of 1 lemon and the entire can of club soda.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Combine the whiskey, simple syrup, lemonade and ice in a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake vigorously for a couple of seconds and pour it into a tall glass with ice.
3. Top the glass with lemon club soda and garnish with pineapple leaves on a skewer. Add a slice of lemon and enjoy!
To take your cocktail up a notch:
- Use high quality ingredients (specifically Whiskey! It’s worth the extra cost).
- Garnish with FRESH rosemary, a slice of lemon, fresh mint and/or pineapple leaves. The small bit of extra effort makes a good cocktail a great cocktail.
- Shake your ingredients with ice AND serve on ice. No one likes warm lemonade.
The ingredients that go in the cocktail shaker, strained from the ice, can be stored in a jar or other glass container for up to two weeks (whether you have extra or plan to make in advance). Leave the Club Soda out until ready to enjoy to preserve the bubbles.
A jigger is a specific measuring tool for alcohol. It measures ounces. A good rule of thumb if you don’t have one is 2 tablespoons = 1 ounce in liquid measurement.
Absolutely! There are plenty of non-alcoholic versions of whiskey if you want to make a mocktail. Kentucky 74 is a popular spirit-less whiskey you could use, or a malt of sorts.
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Irish Lemonade Recipe
- Cocktail shaker
- shot jigger
- highball glass
- 2 oz Jameson whiskey
- 0.5 oz simple syrup
- 6 oz lemonade, I used Zero Sugar Minute Maid
- 3 oz lemon Club Soda, or ginger beer
- 1 cup ice`
- pineapple leaves
- lemon wedge
- mint leaves
- fresh rosemary sprig
- Combine the whiskey, simple syrup, lemonade and ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously for a couple of seconds and pour it into a tall glass with ice.
- Top the glass with lemon club soda and garnish with pineapple leaves on a skewer. Add a slice of lemon and enjoy!
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If you're using MyFitnessPal, search 'A Paige Of Positivity' and find Irish Lemonade calories and nutrition facts. Disclaimer: for most accurate macronutrients and caloric breakdown, it is recommended that you input each ingredient into your MyFitnessPal food diary.
NOTE: this is counting the alcohol as strictly carbs - remember, if you are counting your macros & alcohol, this is a good reference: Macrostax | How To Calculate Alcohol for Macro Counting
TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS A CARBOHYDRATE: Use the total number of calories in a drink divided by 4 (Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 132 calories/4 = 33g Carbs. TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS A FAT: Use the total number of calories in a drink divided by 9 (Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 132 calories/9 = 15g Fat) TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS BOTH A CARBOHYDRATE AND A FAT: Use the a portion of the total number of calories in a drink divided by 4 Use the remainder of the total number of calories in a drink divided by 9. Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 66 calories/4 = 16.5g Carbs 66 calories/9 = 7g Fat
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