Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice cold glass of fresh lemonade . . . . with booze in it! It's been hot & muggy for weeks so you can bet I went there with bells on and a bottle of vodka in hand!
This cocktail recipe is very similar to the White Lady only this employs lemon vodka in place of gin and utilizes a dash of bitters to balance out the tart sweetness of all the lemon. It's delicious and perfect for sipping in the humid monsoonal flow we've been trapped in.
Plus, lemons are known to have antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers* so ...
When Life Hands You Lemons,
1-1/2 Oz. Lemon Vodka
1/2 Oz. Triple Sec
1 Tsp. Powdered Sugar
1 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Pasteurized Egg White
Dash of Lemon Bitters
Garnish: Lemon Rimming Sugar, Fresh Lemon Slice
Tools: Cocktail Shaker, Strainer
Rub the rim of the glass with some lemon, dip rim into the lemon sugar crystals then chill glass in freezer.
Add all the ingredients to the cocktail shaker and dry shake (no ice) until you create a frothy cocktail foam. This will also emulsify the ingredients.
Add ice then shake until chilled and strain into your chilled glass.
ADD the lemon slice and serve.
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* Lemons have some great health benefits, their acidic qualities bring out the flavors of foods and adding a twist of lemon to a cocktail always perks up the taste buds. The fruit itself is packed with tart goodness and the rind (zest) is loaded with lemon oils which are like nuclear powered lemon magnificence.
The ancient Egyptians believed that eating or drinking lemons would provide an effective protection against a variety of poisons, and today's knowledge of the health benefits of lemons confirms this.
I believe that if life gives you lemons,
you should make lemonade...
And try to find somebody
whose life has given them vodka,
and have a party
~ Ron White
NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY is August 20th and National Lemon Day is August 29th.
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