Friday, March 13, 2009

Spring Drinks to Wet Your Whistle

There is no doubt that when Spring and Summer arrive lemonade is a top drink choice. Well, here are two drink recipes, one for those of us that are over 21 and one for the younger, less fortunate folks. Both recipes are from the Southern Living website.

Frosty Lemon Martini
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • lemon wedge
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 6 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored vodka
  • 2 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored liqueur
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 thin strips lemon peel
1. Pour sugar onto a small, rimmed plate. Rub rims of two martini glasses with lemon wedge to moisten, then dip rims into sugar to coat.

2. Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake until mixture is very cold, about 10 seconds. Strain into glasses. Garnish each with a twist of lemon peel.

Makes 2 servings. For extra frostiness, put the sugar-rimmed glasses in the freezer for 8 minutes. December 2003

Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
  • 3 cups fresh lemon juice (about 20 lemons)
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 12 cups water
Combine juice and sugar in a one-gallon container; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in water. Serve over ice.

Makes 16 servings. July 2003 issue


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