Summer is the perfect time to lounge by the pool with a refreshing drink and do absolutely nothing … and what better way to relax (really relax) than with a hard lemonade in hand? We created the perfect poolside companion using fresh fruits, vodka, and DIY shatter-proof cups made of oranges. Just follow the simple recipe below and you’ll snap into R&R mode in no time.

Evite Hard Lemonade Kiwi Coolers

  • 2 cups green grapes (plus a few for garnish)
  • 2 lemons, peeled and seeded (plus a few slices for garnish)
  • 2 kiwis, peeled (plus a few slices for garnish)
  • 2 large oranges (or more, depending on how many cups needed) with flat bottoms
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup vodka or tequila
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Straws

Evite Hard Lemonade Kiwi Coolers
Step 1: Slice a half inch from the top of each orange and carefully hollow out using a knife. Dig out any remains with a spoon.

Evite Hard Lemonade Kiwi Coolers

Evite Hard Lemonade Kiwi Coolers
Step 2: Once oranges have been transformed into cups, rinse off and let chill in fridge.

Step 3: Skewer sliced lemons, kiwis and grapes and set aside for garnish.

Step 4: Place grapes, lemons, kiwis, honey, ice and vodka in blender and mix until smooth.

Evite Hard Lemonade Kiwi Coolers
Step 5: Pour into orange cup and top with fruit skewer and straw.

Tip: If hollowing out oranges for cups is too time consuming, simply use plastic margarita or wine cups instead. Cheers!

Start inviting friends to your summer pool party with the free Evite invitation below, or choose another one of our pool party invitations.

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