Low Calorie “Hard” Lemonade Cocktail

Low Calorie "Hard" Lemonade Cocktail

This Low Calorie “Hard” Lemonade Cocktail is just 104 calories and has under 3g of sugar!

Thanks to our low calorie and low sugar lemonade recipe (and yes it’s all natural too!) you can now enjoy your favorite hard lemonade vodka cocktail for less calories.

Low Calorie "Hard" Lemonade Cocktail

Plus, this copycat Mike’s hard lemonade recipe is stronger than the original, and you get a larger serving.

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The traditional Mike’s hard lemonade calories is 220 per drink! But with this homemade vodka lemon cocktail it’s just 104!

This Low Calorie “Hard” Lemonade Cocktail is just 104 calories and has under 3g of sugar!

Low Calorie “Hard” Lemonade Cocktail

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make a low calorie vodka lemonade cocktail at home.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find all-natural zero calorie sweeteners, a nutrition label and more in the sections below.

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To make this vodka lemon cocktail easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this low calorie vodka and lemonade cocktail recipe to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for homemade Mike’s hard lemonade cocktails…

Homemade Mike’s Hard Lemonade Ingredients

This vodka lemonade recipe comes with a homemade lemonade… It’s the key to making a skinny hard lemonade.

You can use any sweetener you like, but we have grown to love this all-natural, zero calorie sweetener made from real sugar (but has 0g of sugar!)

Low Calorie "Hard" Lemonade Cocktail

Shopping List for Skinny Vodka Lemonade Recipes:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of vodka with lemonade you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this recipe for vodka lemonade can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make hard lemon cocktails…

How to Make “Copycat” Mike’s Hard Lemonade Drinks

This lemon cocktail is easy to make once you have the homemade lemonade done. So make that ahead of time so you can enjoy your low calorie hard lemonade tonight or after work tomorrow.

And you can even freeze the lemonade into cubes, this way you have them ready for quick hard lemonade drinks anytime.

Low Calorie "Hard" Lemonade Cocktail

How to Make Skinny Lemonade:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all-natural zero calorie sweetener and 1 cup of water.
  2. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve all-natural zero calorie sweetener. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Squeeze all the lemons, and strain out any seeds, but leave pulp if you like (I do!).
  4. In a large pitcher, stir together chilled zero-calorie syrup, fresh lemon juice and remaining 7 cups of water.
  5. Chill until you’re ready to make skinny lemonade cocktails. 

How to Make “Copycat” Mike’s Hard Lemonade:

  1. To a cocktail shaker or tall glass combine the homemade lemonade and vodka.
  2. Shake well or stir with a spoon.
  3. Strain into a glass filled with ice (or just fill the tall glass with ice).
  4. Pour in the club soda, garnish with a lemon slice, and serve cold.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best low calorie vodka lemonade drink…

Low Calorie “Hard” Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

A Mike’s Hard Lemonade is 220 calories and has 32g of sugar!

This “copycat” hard lemonade is just 104 calories, has only 2.9g of sugar… and it’s stronger and a larger quantity!!

Special Tip: Now you can make this Low Calorie Hard Lemonade in more yummy flavors! Simply make one of the Skinny Lemonades below in place of the “Make Ahead Skinny Lemonade” in the recipe card!

More Flavors of Skinny Hard Lemonade:

  • Blueberry Lemonade (make this low calorie berry lemonade in place of the “Make Ahead Lemonade” below)
  • Strawberry Lemonade (make this skinny strawberry lemonade place of the “Make Ahead Lemonade” below)
Low Calorie "Hard" Lemonade Cocktail

Copycat “Hard” Lemonade {JUST 104 CALORIES}

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This easy homemade "hard" lemonade recipe is just 104 calories and has only 2.9g of sugar!
We made an easy homemade simple syrup for lemonade that has 0 calories, so you can enjoy this yummy lemonade cocktail without adding excess calories or sugar. And best of all… it's all-natural!
Special Tip: It's easiest to make the lemonade ahead of time, chill and then serve later. The lemonade recipe will make 10 cups (10 servings) and the cocktail recipe will make 1.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chilling Time: 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 104 kcal

Ingredients
  

Make Ahead Skinny Lemonade:

Homemade Hard Lemonade:

  • 1 cup Skinny Lemonade (above)
  • 1 shot (1.5 oz) vodka
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  • lemon slices (optional- for garnish)

Instructions
 

How to Make Skinny Lemonade:

  • In a small saucepan, combine all-natural zero calorie sweetener and 1 cup of water.
  • Bring to boil and stir to dissolve all-natural zero calorie sweetener. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.
  • Squeeze all the lemons, and strain out any seeds, but leave pulp if you like (I do!).
  • In a large pitcher, stir together chilled zero-calorie syrup, fresh lemon juice and remaining 7 cups of water.
  • Chill until you're ready to make skinny lemonade cocktails.

How to Make "Copycat" Mike's Hard Lemonade:

  • To a cocktail shaker or tall glass combine the homemade lemonade and vodka.
  • Shake well or stir with a spoon.
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice (or just fill the tall glass with ice).
  • Pour in the club soda, garnish with a lemon slice, and serve cold.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 2.1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2.9gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0mg
Keyword drinks, lemonade, low sugar
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