Fishers Island Lemonade, the Next-Level Hard Lemonade

Originally published July 2, 2016, the blog post may have been edited for clarity and updated with relevant information and links. 

Your summer nights and weekend brunches will never be the same.

I first heard of Fishers Island Lemonade when I was reading an issue of Report from Newport, Salve Regina University’s magazine. I didn’t pay attention to the mention of whiskey or the phrase “cocktail in a can”—a recent graduate, I was more focused on the inspiring success story of an alumnae’s business venture.

I finally tried Fishers Island earlier this summer—it wasn’t until I had a few sips that I truly understood how serious this lemonade is. 

Take a good look at the picture and read the can.

Fishers Island Lemonade on the beach (Credit: Mia Lupo)

100% Spiked. 9.0% ALC/VOL. VODKA AND WHISKEY.

Fishers Island does not play around—it’s no wonder that Town & Country gave it a nod as one of the best drinks of the summer. This is truly a full-bodied, refreshing cocktail in a can. 

When life gives you Fishers Island Lemonade, you better be lounging in the comfort of a lawn chair or waterfront bar with no plans to drive.

2023 Update

So it should be no surprise that Fishers Island Lemonade has come a long way since its launch, Memorial Day weekend 2014.

Fishers Island Lemonade now has additional flavors—Blueberry Wave and Nude Peach were released this year—as well as a full merch shop for super fans like me. I love my yellow Fishers Island swimsuit and continue to receive compliments every time I wear it to the beach.

Fishers Island Lemonade has been acquired by Spirits of Gallo, according to a May 2023 press release.

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A Francophile based in coastal New England

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