If you don't know by now, America Juice is a true Sexton family favorite. The classic version is just two ingredients - cucumber vodka and regular lemonade. Today, I'm sharing a low-calorie version of this summer cocktail.
This easy lightened-up summer cocktail is low-calorie and perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day. The recipe uses cucumber, lemon and vodka and is the perfect beach or pool cocktail. This drink is also low-point cocktail.
The term America Juice was coined by my wonderful sister-in-law who called this "America Juice" because she would serve it out of her Igloo cooler bottle that she painted like an American flag. The inspiration for America Juice came from a cocktail ordered at a bar in Block Island the first summer I joined their family there, about 10 years ago!
What do I need to make this low-calorie summer cocktail?
Like I mentioned above, the classic version is just two ingredients: cucumber vodka and lemonade. To make the lightened-up America juice, I use a lower-sugar lemonade, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and top it off with seltzer. To make it, you'll just need a few ingredients:
- Light lemonade (I use Simply Lemonade)
- Cucumber vodka (I use Effen Cucumber Vodka)
- Half of a lemon
- Lemon-flavored seltzer water (you could use plain seltzer water, too!)
Of course, you can feel free to adjust the ratio to your taste buds here if you'd like. Sometimes we add an extra shot of cucumber vodka and a little bit more lemonade. The best part of this recipe is that it is VERY easy to scale up or down if you're looking to make a batch. We love making a huge batch of this to bring to our friends at the pool in the summer, or down the street to our neighbors' house. We also love drinking this on the beach in the Outer Banks. If you're looking for the perfect summer cocktail, look no further.Print