Tequila Lemonade

YIELD:  2 big cocktails


  • 2 scoops ice cubes
  • 8 Meyer lemons, squeezed (if Meyer not available, use regular lemons)
  • Several dashes sugar cane syrup (or “Simple Syrup”)
  • 4 sprigs fresh peppermint
  • 4 ounces  Tequila (120 ml)
  • 1 lemon sliced into wheels
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • A dash of soda water to top up


  1. Into a pitcher put about 2 scoops of ice cubes
  2. Squeeze in the juice of 8 Meyer lemons (or 8 regular lemons in a pinch!)
  3. Add several dashes of cane syrup
  4. Ad the leaves of 2 fresh mint sprigs, torn into pieces
  5. Add a few lemon wheels for garnish
  6. Add 4 ounces of Tequila and give it a stir.
  7. Place in the fridge to chill.
  8. When serving, put ice in tall glasses and pour the Tequila Lemonade over the top.
  9. Top up with a splash of fizzy soda water
  10. Garnish each glass with a wheel of lemon, a vanilla bean, a sprig of mint  and a paper umbrella.