ISO: A cocktail with lemonade
I make a pitcher of drinks that I like; I call it Braeburn Punch and it is adapted from something that I read on someone's blog (can't recall the specifics). It is something like this:
1 bottle of dry hard cider (Strongbow, or your favorite)
Some grapefruit soda or 7-Up or, depending on your taste and your lemonade, possibly seltzer.
Mix all together and add some sliced apples or other handy fruit to the pitcher. It's refreshing and should be sweet but not cloying.
Proportions are entirely decided as you go along but if I had to guess I usually put something kind of like 1 part cider, 1 part soda, 1 part lemonade and .5 vodka and .5 Pimms. Or not. Maybe more vodka. It gets kind of hard to keep track of after a few pitchers and a few rounds of cutthroat croquet.