Thursday, August 21, 2008

Citrus fresh

When the heat of summer is pressing into my kitchen, I always welcome a refreshing apéritif to sip as I make dinner. The last few nights I've been blessed with the double luxury of organic lemons and organic lemonade on hand. The result has been a sweet-tart lemon drop.

The drink can be taken in a number of directions. We've tossed in a little fresh squeezed lime juice and garnished with frozen raspberries. However it's mixed, it always helps me keep my cool.

Lemon Drop

6 oz. organic lemonade
2 oz. limoncello
1 lemon, juiced

Shake in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain and pour into martini or old fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon slice. Serves 2.

OPTIONAL: add the juice of 1/2 a lemon and 1/2 a lime (instead of a whole lemon); garnish with 1/4 cup frozen raspberries or 1/4 cup fresh blueberries.

5 comments:

Bianca said...

I'm all about drinking before dinner...and during...and after. This lemon drop looks super refreshing!

VeganCowGirl said...

very, very pretty!

Lovliebutterfly said...

how cool is that! great idea!

jennycestcake said...

It was so hot in our house last night. I really could have used a drink like this. It looks so cool and refreshing!

shellyfish said...

I was just thinking it was about time for another cocktail entry from you (because I love them!). I am a huge fan of the lemon drop (we have the same lemoncello...what great taste we have...)