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April 19, 2010

Tim's Hard Lemonade

I don't generally like the taste of alchohol, so when I'm out, I usually order a White Russian, because it tastes like chocolate. But I had a wonderful beverage at a friend's house for dinner the other night: Hard Lemonade.

As if the universe was telling me to make some at home, a different friend dropped off two full shopping bags of lemons that same week. I begged the drink recipe and am archiving it here. I didn't take a picture of the tumbler before I downed it at dinner, so I had to illustrate this post with a photo of the lemons in my fridge. I'm off to my kitchen now, and I think I'll be sober enough to write again in another week or two. ;o)

Tim's Hard Lemonade

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
8 cups ice
4 ounces vanilla-infused vodka, such as Stoli Vanilla
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, sliced into rings
1 lime, sliced into rings

In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a simmer. Cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large pitcher, fill with ice. Stir in simple syrup, vodka, juice, lemon and lime slices.

*for kid-friendly version, omit alcohol.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good to me! When you come visit your parents this summer are you driving? You bring the lemons and I will supply the rest!


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