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Lightened-Up America Juice

  • Author: Bailey
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 glass 1x


If you don't know by now, America Juice is a Sexton family favorite. The inspiration for America Juice came from a cocktail ordered by my sister-in-law at a bar in Block Island 10 summers ago! When I say it's the PERFECT summer cocktail, I mean it.


  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1.5oz Effen Cucumber Vodka
  • 1/2 cup Simply Light Lemonade (you could use regular lemonade here if you prefer)
  • Lemon-flavored seltzer (you could leave this out if you prefer a non-carbonated version)


  1. Fill a lowball glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, lemonade, and half of a fresh-squeezed lemon. Stir together.
  3. Finish off with seltzer water.


The classic version of America Juice is just plain lemonade and cucumber vodka. This is a lightened-up version of the cocktail.