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Bullfrog Drink Recipe: EASY Refreshing Cocktail

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The Bullfrog drink is an essential summer cocktail! Blissfully cool and easy to make, it’s perfect for a party punch or to sip by the pool. This Bullfrog drink recipe only needs two ingredients and five minutes to mix. When you need a simple yet refreshing drink, the Bullfrog cocktail is the answer!


Bullfrog Drink Cocktail

Is the Bullfrog drink a perfect summer cocktail? Absolutely.

Why? Simple. Refreshing. Only two ingredients. No blender.

I’m a big fan of simple vodka cocktails, particularly in the summer, because of the light cool tastes. Even better when a refreshing mixed drink is in hand quickly, with no complicated recipe or the need to scrub a blender afterward.

Plus, there’s just something about the lime flavor in a Bullfrog drink that reminds me of my favorite vacation destination, Key West.



Pitcher of Bullfrog Cocktail by the pool


Limeade or Lemonade?

For such an easy mixed drink, there are quite a few variations and much more complicated concoctions. Maybe we’ve run out of clever names for cocktails?

Some recipes add Mountain Dew or 7Up, Blue Curacao and even Red Bull. I’d normally say “don’t mess with a classic drink” but I’m guilty of changing it up too. I definitely recommend deviating from the official recipe, but only slightly.


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Bullfrog Summer Cocktail in a Pitcher and glass with limes



The Bullfrog cocktail recipe published in the 1988 Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide calls for lemonade, but I think it’s a much better drink when using Limeade. The added tart from the lime juice keeps this cocktail from becoming ultra sweet.

Of course, you may prefer the traditional and sweeter Bullfrog cocktail. In that case, simply substitute Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade for the Limeade in the below recipe.

Bullfrog Cocktail in a glass by the pool


Here’s how to make the (almost classic) Bullfrog Cocktail:

Bullfrog Drink Recipe:

Ingredients for a Pitcher:

  • 1 (12oz) Can Minute Maid Frozen Limeade  (or 1 bottle of the pre-made Limeade)
  • 12-14 Vodka shots
  • Lime for garnish (optional)

Mixing Directions:

  1.  Mix Frozen Limeade with 4 1/3 cup of water and stir until mixed – or use the already mixed Limeade
  2.  Add 12-14 shots of your choice of Vodka
  3.  Stir
  4.  Pour over ice in a highball glass
  5.  Serve with a wedge of lime

Recipe Tips:

If your drink tastes too much of lime, simply add a little more water to the mixture (or Vodka, but you didn’t hear that from me!).

Also, If you want to dress it up a little, slice 2 limes into lime wheels and add to the pitcher. The lime wheels do add to a prettier presentation.

Limes cut into limewheels on white cutting board


The Bullfrog dink is deliciously refreshing and takes no time at all to make. Great for any occasion where you need an easy big batch cocktail that tastes great!

Yield: 26 ounces

EASY Bullfrog Drink Recipe - Refreshing!

Pitcher of Bullfrog Cocktail by the pool

This Bullfrog drink is a refreshing cocktail with only 2 ingredients. An easy cocktail that doesn't require a blender. The Bullfrog drink is perfect for a quick pitcher recipe for a crowd.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Can Frozen Limeade (12oz) or 1 Bottle of pre-mixed Limeade
  • 12-14 Vodka shots
  • Lime for garnish (optional)


  1. Mix Frozen Limeade with 4 1/3 cup of water and stir until mixed
  2. Add 12-14 shots of your choice of Vodka
  3. Stir
  4. Pour over ice in a lowball glass
  5. Garnish with a wedge of lime


Recipe Tips:

If it's too much lime for your tastes, simply add a little more water or vodka to the mixture.

Substitute Lemonade for Limeade if you prefer a sweeter, less tart drink.

Add 2 limes sliced into lime wheels into your pitcher for a prettier presentation.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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  • Tammy Camp

    I love easy recipes and delicious desserts and happy to share with you my favorite recipes. My favorite places are tropical, family always comes first and I'm a cocktail enthusiast for sure! Connect with me: Facebook and Pinterest

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