So each summer we seem to create a signature summer drink. Last summer, it was the Garden Party. This summer, once Jude was born, this drink was born out of the Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Blackberries. It started with us adding vodka to the sorbet, which was delicious, although still a little sweet. Since I had leftover mint, I muddled it in a cocktail shaker with some Paula’s Texas Lemon, added ice, vodka and a bit of simple syrup and shook away. Poured it into an ice filled glass and topped it with some tonic water. Certainly a nice refreshing drink for these hot summer nights that we are still having!
Here are the basic proportions:
1 shot vodka
1/2 shot limoncello/Paula’s Texas Lemon
one sprig mint
1 tablespoon simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled)
tonic water to top of the glass