Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Italian Lemonade

I thought that since summer is around the corner, and since there has been crazy heat waves going around I should start adding some refreshing drinks that I enjoy. This one is a really interesting cocktail. I think it's a lot of fun. And it sure is not a simple lemonade. Try it and see how you like it.:)

This drink uses simple syrup which is very easy to make and is a staple in any beverage maker's repertoire. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. The syrup will keep in the fridge for at least a month as long as you keep it in a "glass" jar/bottle.



1 1/2 oz Belvedere Cytrus Vodka
3/4 oz Campari
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Cold Soda Water or 7-up 2
Lemon Wheels

Mixing Instructions:
In an ice filled mixing glass, add Cytrus, Campari, lemon juice and simple syrup: shake until well blended.

Prepare a 14 oz Goblet by filling with ice and placing the lemon wheels inside the glass so they appear to be floating against the sides of the glass.

Strain drink into goblet while spritzing with soda water or 7-up.

1 comment:

eaon pritchard said...

loving your stuff!
stumbled on your blog via verve-earth.
i'm doing a foodblog as a sideline and wondered if you'd like to contribute one of your favourites?
have a look at for the format and idea. hope to hear from you, cheers Eaon

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