Vodka mint lemonade

Here’s an easy recipe for vodka mint lemonade or limeade, this refreshing summer cocktail is made with limes or lemons, fresh mint, sugar or honey, water, ice and vodka to taste. I love summer entertaining, it’s great to be able to hang out with friends, and enjoy the warm weather. My main focus for most parties is usually the food (of course), but I also like to make sure that I have something refreshing for my guests to sip on. This vodka mint lemonade can be made quickly and easily – it literally takes less than 10 minutes to quarter the limes, blend them with the mint leaves, water, sugar/honey and ice, then strain them, add in some more water and vodka – serve with extra ice, lime slices and mint leaves.

Mint lemonade cocktail Vodka lemonade or limeade with mint
This lemonade cocktail is a twist on my classic limonada or limeade recipe made in the blender. As mentioned in that recipe, it’s so easy and efficient since you use the whole lime or lemon, the only caveat is that it must be consumed immediately or it does get bitter as time goes by. So while it isn’t the type of drink that can make it ahead of time, you can have the limes quartered, mint leaves washed and ready to go, so that it’s just a quick throw in blender preparation.

Vodka lemonade recipe
I use honey in my vodka mint lemonade, but you can use sugar, simple syrup or your choice of sweetener, adjusted to how sweet you like it. Same with the amount of vodka, you can let the guests mix in the amount of vodka they prefer or mix in directly to the pitcher. For a light drink I would use about 8 ounces or 1 cup of vodka or about 1 ounce to each 8 ounces (1 cup) of lemonade. You can also prepare this mint limeade cocktail with other types of alcohol: try tequila for a margarita like drink, or rum and sparkling water for a mojito, if you love gin then turn it into a minty gin lemonade. Of course, this cocktail is very easily turned into a non-alcoholic drink, just leave out the vodka and you have a refreshing mint lemonade or limeade. It can also be made into an effervescent or fizzy drink by replacing the regular water with sparkling water.

Vodka mint lemonade or limeade

 

Vodka mint lemonade or limeade

Yield: For 8-10 people

Vodka mint lemonade or limeade

Easy recipe for vodka mint lemonade or limeade, this refreshing summer cocktail is made with limes or lemons, fresh mint, sugar or honey, water, ice and vodka to taste.

Ingredients

  • 4 limes or lemons, quartered and any seeds removed
  • Leaves from 1 medium sized bunch of mint
  • 8 cups of cold water
  • ½ - ¾ cup honey or sugar, more or less to taste
  • 8 to 16 ounces vodka, about 1 to 2 cups, more or less to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime or lemon slices to garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the quartered limes or lemons in the blender with 2 cups of water, sugar or honey, some ice, and half of the mint leaves.
  2. Blend until the limes or lemons are crushed, the mixture should be slightly foamy with a whitish color.
  3. Strain the lemonade and add the remaining 6 cups of water.
  4. Stir in the vodka or allow guests to add the vodka according to their preference
  5. Serve with ice and garnished with the remaining mint leaves and lime slices.
http://laylita.com/recipes/2013/06/20/vodka-mint-lemonade-or-limeade/

 

Put the quartered lemons or limes with the mint, honey, some ice and water Blend quickly on high until the limes or lemons are crushed Strain the lemonade and add some of water thru the strainerAdd the remaining water and vodka to taste Serve the vodka lemonade  or limeade garnished with lime slices and mint leavesVodka mint lemonade cocktail Easy recipe for vodka lemonade

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