When Life Hands You Lemons, Mix Them With Booze

It's okay if you didn't know (we were in a similar boat), but tomorrow, August 20 is National Lemonade Day. Since we've moved on to more lucrative jobs since our kiddie-cute lemonade stands, we figured we were allowed to get a little more....festive with our celebrating. Thankfully, Canadian Club Whisky understands that grown-ups just wanna have fun, and they've supplied us with Lemonade Day-ready recipes to try at home. Bad bar skills? Never fear. Head to South Branch downtown, because we hear this local hotspot (and singles' scene!) will be mixing up drinks in honor of this citrusy holiday. South Branch, 100 South Wacker Drive; 312-546-6177.

Prohibition Lemonade
1 part Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year
3 parts Lemonade (prepared or fresh)
Top with Club Soda
Lemon wheel for garnish
Directions: Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Stir. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Raspberry Canadian Lemonade
2 parts Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year
1 part Cruzan Raspberry Rum
4 parts Raspberry Lemonade (prepared or fresh)
Fresh raspberries, mint and a lemon wedge for garnish
Directions: Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries, a sprig of mint and a lemon wedge.

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