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Lemon Parsley Cocktail for #SundaySupper

Lemon Parsley Cocktail

Spring is now in full swing. Gardens are growing and soon we will enjoy summer produce. Until then there are plenty of spring fruits and vegetables to enjoy. Some herbs are also ready for harvest, at least here in the South. My parsley plant did well over the mild winter and is now growing by leaps and bounds. It is a good thing because I can make my lemon parsley cocktail to sip on after working in the garden. It is a very refreshing beverage. It can be non-alcoholic by simply leaving out the vodka.

The cocktail recipe is restaurant inspired. A few years ago we went to Hawaii to visit friends. They graciously had us stay at their home and gave us the insider tour of Honolulu and the island. One of the places they took us to was Town Restaurant. My friend ordered their house lemonade because she heard it was so good. It was! It had a layer of parsley juice on top that added such a freshness to regular lemonade. We asked how they made it and they said by liquefying parsley in a blender and then straining it. So easy. It is probably easier with a juicer but I do not have one so I went with the blender method.

Italian Flat Leaf Parsley - Artwork by tbgdesign

Original artwork by tbg design for Magnolia Days

Making parsley lemonade into a cocktail is easy. All you have to do is add vodka. You can add a splash of club soda for a little fizz. You can also substitute the lemonade with sparkling lemon Italian soda – only add fresh lemon juice or it will not have enough lemon flavor. I used Simply Lemonade because it has all natural ingredients and is not too sweet or tart.

Want more recipes for fresh herbs and vegetables? Check out these delectable ones by fellow Sunday Supper bloggers:

Are you ready for summer produce? I cannot wait for the local farmers markets to be filled with a bounty of the season’s fruits and vegetables. I am watching my herbs grow and will be cooking with them for many months to come.

Special thanks to tbg design for the beautiful artwork created for this post.

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Lemon Parsley Cocktail

A refreshing cocktail beverage made with vodka, lemonade, and fresh parsley juice.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Renee


  • 1 bunch flat leaf Italian parsley
  • Lemonade
  • Vodka
  • Club Soda optional


  1. Place the parsley in a blender and add a little water (about 1/2 to 1 cup). Blend on high to liquify. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Use a spatula or spoon to press all liquid from the parsley pulp. Discard the pulp.
  2. Fill a glass with ice. Add a shot of vodka and fill with lemonade. Float 1 to 2 teaspoons of the parsley juice on top. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a parsley sprig. Stir to combine before drinking.
  3. Optional: Add a splash club soda for some fizz.

Recipe Notes

A refreshing cocktail beverage made with vodka, lemonade, and fresh parsley juice.

Recipe Rating

Terry Gardner

Sunday 10th of June 2018


I would greatly appreciate an updated link to my website if you choose to keep the parsley art in this post. Thank you.

Terry @tbgdesign

Katie Moseman

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Hi Terry,

The post still had its original link to your website, but I have updated the URL just now to reflect the URL you used in your comment.




Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

This looks stunning :)


Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

Thanks Heidi! It is quite tasty and refreshing too.

Judit @WineDineDaily

Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Thank you for this refreshing idea Renee! Perfect drink for a sunny afternoon with friends. Cheers :)


Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Thank you Judit!

amy @ fearless homemaker

Wednesday 9th of May 2012

this cocktail is great! i think you actually sent me this recipe (or something similar) last spring when i was looking for ways to use up parsley + i loved it! really refreshing springy drink.


Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Yes, this is the recipe I sent to you a while ago. I was waiting for spring to put it here on the blog. Great drink for warm weather.

Sofie Dittmann @thegermanfoodie

Monday 7th of May 2012

This cocktail sounds really delicious and refreshing. I've never had a cocktail w/ parsley before! How creative!


Tuesday 8th of May 2012

Thanks Sofie! You really should try it. The freshness from the parsley really bumps up lemonade to a whole new (and better) level.