Recipe of the Week: Vodka Limonata with Mint
Friday, July 08, 2011
Summer calls for celebration! Try this refreshing cocktail made with limonata, an Italian-style soda easily found in the beverage aisle of most grocery stores. Its semi-sweet lemon flavor adds sparkle to this summery drink with a kick! Recipe by Tracy Holleran of The Secret Ingredient Cooking Classes www.thesecretingredientonline.com
Vodka Limonata with Mint
Makes 2 drinks
2 ounces vodka
1 tablespoon minted simple syrup (see below)
1 can San Pelligrino Limonata Italian soda
1 bunch fresh mint
lemon slices for garnish
Place vodka and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake to combine and divide evenly between two glasses.
Top with about 4 ounces of limonata soda and garnish with a lemon slice and a sprig of fresh mint. Add ice if desired.
To make minted simple syrup, combine 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add a handful of fresh mint leaves. Allow leaves to steep in the hot syrup. Cool completely, remove mint leaves, and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.