Sunny's Hard Lemonade

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 9 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 9 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 5 servings
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2 cups water

1 cup sugar

8 cups ice

4 ounces vanilla-infused vodka, recipe follows*

1 cup fresh lemon juice

1 lemon, sliced into rings

1 lime, sliced into rings

Vanilla-infused Vodka:

1 liter vodka

2 vanilla beans


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a simmer. Cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a large pitcher, fill with ice. Stir in simple syrup, vodka, juice, lemon and lime slices.
  3. *for kid-friendly version, omit alcohol.

Vanilla-infused Vodka:

  1. Split beans lengthwise and add to vodka bottle. Let infuse overnight in a cool dark place. Strain into another sterilized bottle.