Hard Strawberry Lemonade

Eveyone loves extra flavor in their lemonade – and it’s even better with the hard stuff!  This gives your hard lemonade a strawberry twist while keeping it Ice Cold – definitely a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Hard Lemonade
  • Strawberry Spikes
  • Walking-around glass

This is a definite nod to the sweet-tooths in our community.  Simply pour the lemonade into a glass over spikes and enjoy.  We can attest from personal experience that Mike’s with Spikes is great when you’re out in the heat listening to live music.

Spiked Long Island

This is the first cocktail combination suggested by our community.  The splash of lemon in your Long Island Ice Tea keeps it super cold and strong – perfect for listening to the band on a hot summer night.  It was a staple on our first official showing at St. Michael in 2017.

Ingredients

  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Sour Mix
  • Cola
  • Lemon Spikes

Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec directly in a glass over a Lemon Spike. Swirl the contents around the bottom of the glass to ensure the liquor is ice cold, and top it off with cola.  A seriously cold drink for a seriously cool night.

Strawberry

Strawberry Spikes are the wild card – a unique addition to your favorite drinks. A bit on the sweeter side, this flavor is great for exploring your own custom drink.

Our favorites so far have been in drinks with some fruity character to them already.  We’ve had success in gose, blonde, lemon shandy (strawberry lemonade , anyone?), and even in champagne and white wine!

Got a great combo of your own?  Share with our community in the recipes section.

Lime

Lime Spikes are a refreshing, slightly sweetened lime concoction to keep things crisp and cool.

Lime is our flexible player – it goes great with a Mexican Beer, a normal light beer, or a fruity Pale Ale (think Saison).

If hard liquor is more your game, this is perfect in a lowball glass with a decent vodka or tequila. Sip slowly though – these can get a little strong.

Got a great combo of your own?  Share with our community in the recipes section

Lemon

Lemon Spikes are our original flavor – a slightly sour lemonade that is cool and refreshing for a summer day at the ballpark or out back by the grill.

We’ve had the best success with lemon in a simple light beer – and our hometown has some great ones to try it in.  This combo gives the steady, dependable taste of a lemon shandy that is ice cold to the last drop.

If you’re looking to experiment, try a nice, light hefeweizen – or if you’re getting serious, use this to keep your whiskey sour cold.

Got a great combo of your own?  Share with our community in the recipes section.

Frozen Lemon Shandy

This one is the original – when you want an ice-cold beer by the grill, nothing beats a frozen lemon shandy.  The first couple attempts at this used Bud or Miller, but we’ve found it works great across the spectrum of light beer.  And if you want to keep it pure Cincinnati, try making this shandy with a Hudy Delight 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon Spikes
  • 12oz Light Beer
  • 16oz Glass

Place the Ice in the bottom of the glass, then pour the beer over the ice at angle to reduce splash and eliminate head.  The lemon will slowly start to mix into the beer as it melts, so on a hot day, you should notice the difference in the first minute or two.

For you quick drinkers, the single Spikes will often last for two beers – but the slush at the bottom of the glass is a nice treat all by itself.

Simple as that – Freeze. Drop. Enjoy!