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Spiked Cranberry Lemonade (Fisher’s Island Copycat Recipe)

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This Spiked Cranberry Lemonade Recipe is a copycat recipe of the ‘Pink Flamingo’ canned cocktail made by Fishers Island. This drink is simple and sweet! With just 4 ingredients, this refreshing cocktail will become your new favorite!

Thirsty for more? Try this Simple Peach Sangria with Rose Wine! This smooth and sweet sangria is perfect for large crowds. Or, try this Refreshing Cucumber Cocktail with Mint and Lime. It is easy and light, perfect for a hot summer night!

 

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade in a glass with extra lemons, cocktail shaker and lemonade

 

Have you tried a Fisher’s Island Lemonade? I am obsessed with their Pink Lemonade version called ‘Pink Flamingo.’ It comes in a can, is slightly sweet with a little tang and goes down easy. Better yet, it is 7% alcohol. While this is a high percentage, it is lower than the traditional Fisher’s Island Lemonade at 9%!

 

While I have been enjoying these canned cocktails all summer, I knew that this recipe is one that I could easily recreate at home. Making this Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is significantly less expensive than buying the original canned version and I can control the sweetness level and sugar. It is a win-win! While this drink is very similar to the ‘Pink Flamingo’ by Fisher’s Island, it is not the exact recipe and it is my take on the ‘Pink Flamingo.’

 

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade Details

Flavor: This Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. The alcohol taste is very subtle, however, the honey whiskey shines through! This sweet cocktail tastes light and refreshing.

Level of Difficulty: Simple! All that is required is adding the ingredients to the shaker, shaking the cocktail up and pouring over ice.

Time: It will only take you about 5 minutes to shake up this Spiked Cranberry Lemonade! Those 5 minutes include gathering your ingredients.

 

Cocktail Ingredients & Substitutions

The best part about this Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is that it uses only 4 simple ingredients!

  • Lemonade: In my opinion, the most difficult part about testing this recipe was finding the right lemonade! Make sure to use a yellow lemonade (not a pink lemonade) in this recipe and one that is not too sweet. I have been using this Nature’s Nectar Not from Concentrate Homestyle Lemonade from Aldi to make this Cranberry Lemonade Cocktail.
  • Cranberry Juice: This recipe does not use a lot of cranberry juice so make sure that you are using real cranberry juice and not one that is mixed with other flavors.
  • Vodka: I used regular Tito’s Vodka in this recipe. For extra flavor, you could use a Lemon or Cranberry flavored vodka. Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka is a great option!
  • Whiskey: Finding the right whiskey was also difficult in this recipe. The whiskey that complimented the lemonade best was Seagram’s Dark Honey Whiskey. The honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the tart lemonade.

 

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade Ingredients: Whiskey, Cranberry Juice, Lemonade and Vodka

 

How To Make

  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add lemonade, cranberry juice, vodka and whiskey.
  3. Mix until the outside of the cocktail shaker becomes cold, around 15 seconds.
  4. Pour cocktail into cocktail glass over top of ice.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint (optional).
  6. Enjoy!

 

Recipe Variations

Make it bubbly: Top the cocktail with club soda or Sprite for a cocktail spritzer.

Make it a mocktail: To make this recipe into a mocktail, simply omit the vodka and whiskey. Increase the lemonade proportion to 9.5 oz and the whiskey proportion to 2.5 oz. This will make a pretty pink lemonade!

 

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade with lemons, mint and cranberry juice

What is the best whiskey to use?

The best whiskey to use in this Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is one with subtle flavors. Because you are mixing the whiskey and not drinking it neat, you want to use a whiskey that is also affordable. I used Seagram’s Dark Honey Whiskey in this recipe because I like how the honey complimented the tanginess of the lemonade. Four Roses and Maker’s Mark are also good in this cocktail. Most importantly, you should use  a whiskey that you enjoy drinking.

 

What is the best vodka to use?

The best vodka to use is one that is neutral in flavor and that you enjoy. The vodka taste is lost in the lemonade and cranberry juice. I like using Tito’s Vodka in this cocktail because it is smooth in taste and is affordable. If you want to add extra flavor or sweetness, use a flavored vodka like Deep Eddy Lemon.

 

FAQ

What is Fisher’s Island Lemonade? Fisher’s Island Lemonade is a canned cocktail made with lemonade, vodka, whiskey and honey. They have a few different flavors. This recipe is created after their ‘Pink Flamingo’ canned cocktail.

Can I make this drink with less calories? If looking for a lighter cocktail, try using Diet Lemonade and Diet Cranberry Juice. This will reduce the amount of sugar and calories in the drink.

Can I make this drink with less alcohol? Absolutely! Simply, use less vodka and whiskey. You could use only an ounce of vodka and 1/4 oz of whiskey and increase the lemonade proportion to 8.5 oz and the cranberry juice to 2.25 oz.

What to serve with this cocktail?

Try these Happy Hour recipe favorites:

Crispy Old Bay Wings

Melon Caprese Skewers with Crispy Prosciutto

Vegetable Bruschetta with Cherry Tomatoes and Squash

 

If you try this recipe, please comment below and tag @delmarvaliciousdishes on Instagram!

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade in a glass with extra lemons, cocktail shaker and lemonade
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Spiked Cranberry Lemonade (Fisher's Island Copycat)

This Spiked Cranberry Lemonade Recipe is a copycat recipe of the 'Pink Flamingo' canned drink made by Fishers Island. This cocktail is simple and sweet! With just 4 ingredients, this refreshing cocktail will become your new favorite!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: cocktail
Keyword: happy hour
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Glass

Ingredients

  • 7 oz Lemonade
  • 2.5 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Whiskey
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Mint & Lemon Slices To Garnish
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add lemonade, cranberry juice, vodka and whiskey.
  • Shake cocktail to combine for about 15 seconds until exterior of shaker is cold.
  • Pour drink over top of ice.
  • Garnish with mint and lemon slices.
  • Enjoy!

 

 

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