Lemon Candy Cocktail

Pucker up and get ready.  This drink is gonna cause at least one of you to go down.

Lemon Candy Cocktail

Isn’t it so dainty looking in the cute little container?  NOT.  This ain’t ya’ Grandma’s lemonade.  Trust me on this one.  I need to be completely blunt, upfront & honest.  You cannot taste one smidgen of alcohol in this cocktail.  Please exercise caution & drink responsibly.

Lemon Candy Cocktail

Now that we have the warning out of the way, I’m gonna tell you what’s in this deceitful little drink.  One can of thawed lemonade concentrate, one bottle of Leinenkugel Summer Shandy Beer, one can of club soda and one can of Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka.  Use the lemonade concentrate can to measure the club soda and vodka.

Lemon Candy Cocktail

Stir it all up and serve over ice.

A lot of people have been telling me that they’ve served my beer cocktails at {college} graduation parties, weddings and all kinds of events (I’m so honored!).  I wanted to do another easy, “throw it together in a pitcher” kind of cocktail for you all.  Just remember, if it’s your party, ya’ don’t wanna go down.  Bottoms up, friends!  (But not too much!).  Cheers!  :-)

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Lemon Candy Cocktail
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Serves: 48 ounces
  • (1) 12 ounce can lemonade concentrate
  • (1) 12 ounce bottle Leinenkugel Summer Shandy Beer
  • 12 ounces Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka
  • 12 ounces club soda
  • Optional: lemon wedges for garnish
  1. Stir all ingredients together in a pitcher. Serve over ice.


  1. Amy says

    The pictures look so good! I LOVE reading your recipes. Keep up the good work.

    p.s. Thanks for posting some dog treat recipes!

    • The Blond Cook says

      Thank you so much Amy–you made my day! I am planning on doing more doggy treat recipes soon…I also have an awesome doggy treat cookbook I’m going to be doing a giveaway on soon, too! :-)

    • The Blond Cook says

      Thank you so much Ashley! Summer Shady beer is a “lemonade beer”…I would think that any pale/white/wheat beer would be really good, but I must say it was “spectacular” with the Leinenkugel brand Summer Shady. If you can find a lemonade/lemon flavored beer I would use that! :-)

    • The Blond Cook says

      Thank you so much Jaime! I can’t wait wait to check out your board full of awesome drinks! :-)

  2. January says

    I saw this recipe earlier in the week and I just knew I had to make it this weekend. Sipping on some now and I must say it is delish. I should have made a double batch but I only had exactly 12oz of my cotton candy Pinnacle left. Finally another recipe for the flavored vodkas!! Great idea!

    • The Blond Cook says

      Thank you January! I’m glad you liked it. I want to try ALL of the flavored vodkas, trying to decide on which one to get next! :-)

  3. Lani says

    Well, I am late in experiencing this drink. My husband and I went to a fancy establishment for dinner, October 2013. For a cocktail, I had something called a Lemon Candy. I was told by the bartender to be careful. I drank and said, “That’s weak”, but after a second one, I said, “Daaannnggg”. Nevertheless, we came home, googled, found this recipe, shopped for the ingredients and have been making them ever since. I have introduced this drink to so many people, who fall in love. This drink is sneaky, very sneaky, but delicious. Thanks

    • Amy @ The Blond Cook says

      Thank you so much, Lani! You made my day. Glad you enjoyed the drink & it’s cool to hear that it’s being served in a restaurant! I haven’t had it in a while and need to make it again soon!

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