Mar 30, 2012

Bridal Shower Cocktail Recipes

Ice-cold bridal shower cocktails - one with vodka and the other with vodka and tart lemony-delicious limoncello. If you haven't tried it, limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur made near the amazing Amalfi coast in Southern Italy. Those clever coastal Italians even have a liqueur called Pistachiocello (you guessed it - flavored with pistachio nuts) and Meloncello (melon flavored, of course). Always serve your lemon based cocktails in chilled glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.

Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe
  • 1-1/2 ounces citrus vodka
  • 1 teaspoon super-fine sugar
  • 1/2 lemon
  • sugar
  • lemon twist
1. Fill a shaker half full of ice.
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)

1.  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.

2.  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.

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