Looking for the perfect summer bridal shower cocktail? Here are two easy recipes – one with vodka and the other with vodka and tart lemony-delicious limoncello. Limoncello, if you haven’t tried it, is an Italian lemon liqueur mostly made in Southern Italy, when stored in your freezer - all by itself - makes a fast and unforgettable lemon cocktail smoothie.
- 1-1/2 ounces citrus vodka
- 1 teaspoon super-fine sugar
- 1/2 lemon
- lemon twist
2. Pour in citrus vodka, sugar and the juice of half a lemon.
3. Shake and set aside.
4. Rim the outside of a cocktail glass with sugar and pour in the mixture.
5. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Lemon Drop Cocktail with Limonello
1/4 cup sugar
6 strips lemon peel
3 cups limoncello, chilled
6 ounces vodka, chilled
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 7 to 8 lemons)
Combine sugar, 1/4 cup water, and lemon peel in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes. Remove peel and reserve. Refrigerate syrup until completely cool.
In a 2-quart pitcher, combine lemon syrup, limoncello, vodka, and lemon juice; stir and divide among six 8-ounce glasses. Garnish with a reserved lemon peel skewered on a toothpick.
recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart