Your standard vodka and lemonade seems like exactly what Andy would be sipping while Opie sold the the more innocent version at his lemonade stand. I think the name is so perfect as well, giving one a feeling that after they enjoy their refreshing drinks, Andy will send a smiling Opie out to catch himself some frogs.
- 2 oz Vodka
- 5 oz Lemonade (regular or pink)
- Lemon cut into slices
Combine vodka and lemonade over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Or, if you’d like, you could always throw in an Opie’s brand cocktail cherry, for good luck.
I just imagine Andy and his other Mayberry neighbors sitting on their porches on a hot summer day, enjoying cocktails made from natural ingredients like freshly squeezed lemonade and cranberry juice.
- 2 oz White rum
- 3 oz Cranberry juice (or 1.5 oz cranberry liqueur)
- 2 oz Lemonade
- Orange cut into slices (optional)
- Cranberries (optional)
Combine rum and cranberry juice over ice in a tall glass. Top with Lemonade. Garnish with orange slice and/or cranberries if desired.
What’s a hot summer day without a shandy? And lord knows there were some hot summer days in Mayberry.
- 1.5 oz Gin
- 4 oz Ginger beer
- 3 oz Lemonade
Combine ingredients in a tall glass over ice. Enjoy.
On this 4th of July, let’s remember Mayberry’s favorite son by sitting on our own porches, stoops, roofs, and decks and toasting to his good name. Rest in Peace, Matlock.