Recipe of the Week: Vodka Limonata with Mint

Friday, July 08, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Vodka Limonata with Mint

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.
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