I meant to take a picture of what I think may be my summer cocktail of choice, the Vodka Lemonade Fizz. The original recipe is from Gourmet Magazine but I've made some tweaks below, and I think it's just what you need on another rainy June day - a refreshingly light summer cocktail that packs enough of a silent punch so you can forget that it should be about 70 degrees, dry and sunny.
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 (8-inch) rosemary sprigs
- 1/2 cup vodka (*we used Smirnoff Lime)
- Chilled club soda or seltzer (*we used Poland Spring Lime Sparking Water)
Bring lemon juice, sugar, and rosemary to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Discard rosemary sprigs. (This can be added to many drinks so you may want to make more (though the recipe is for 8). Pretty sure it lasts forever and smells amazing.)Fill 8 (8-ounces) glasses halfway with ice. Divide syrup (about 2 tablespoons each) among glasses and add vodka (1 tablespoon each...or a bit more). Top off with sparkling.
- * guess i should say that i have a strong love of lemonade and lime.