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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Boozy lemonade recipes

Couldn't resist posting this cute series of photos and recipes from Shecky's for three different lemonade-themed cocktails. Click the link to see enticing photos; recipes below.

Cherry Squirt
2 oz. Three-O Cherry Vodka
2 oz. lemonade
½ oz. Triple Sec

Make it: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

2 oz. SKYY Infusions Citrus Vodka
2 oz. lemonade
Splash of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur

Make it: Muddle a handful of mint leaves with 1 Tbs. sugar and 1 large piece of lemon peel. Add all other ingredients, shake with ice and pour into a collins glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.

1/2 lemon
4 blackberries
1/2 oz. simple syrup
3 oz. Tanqueray Gin

Make it: Muddle the lemon and two blackberries. Add all other ingredients, shake with ice and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with remaining blackberries.

I can personally vouch for the deliciousness of the X-Rated fusion liqueur. It is delicious! (I got rather tipsy after drinking 6 cocktails made with it at Shecky's Girls' Night Out last weekend. Don't judge me.) The Bramble cocktail looks immensely delicious. I've had blackberry lemonade cocktails before and they are so good (and dangerous).

I'm a huge fan of citrus fruits, so overall, any way you serve it, I love lemonade. It's so summery and light. Trader Joe's makes a delicious strawberry lemonade that comes in cartons in their refrigerated section, if you're looking for a quick treat to pick up.

1 comment:

skemper said...

i will also vouch for the deliciousness of x-rated!