Make yourself a cocktail! While some mother’s teach their daughters to sew, my mother taught me how to present a mean lemonade cocktail. And by mean, I mean delicious and wonderful. Here’s what you need to do- go and get yourself some lemons, lots of them, and get squeezing. Keep squeezing until you get 3 cups worth of lemon juice. Get a gallon size jar and fill it with 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of hot water. Stir or shake to dissolve the sugar and then add that lemon juice you just squeezed. Now for the fun stuff. Grab some vodka and add about two cups- depending on your taste and tolerance. Fill the rest of the gallon jar with ice water. Hooray! You now have a delicious lemonade cocktail.
Let’s get fancy with it. Grab a few mason jars and fill them with herbs; mint, rosemary, basil, whatever sounds good or whatever you have on hand. The fresher the better. Add as many options as you like- iced tea for Arnold Palmers, lemon slices, jalapenos- whatever sounds delicious. Then set it all out on a tray and let your guests chose what accouterments they desire.
Super bonus if you have an adorable mother like I do as a bartender! We sipped on these over Easter. So refreshing!
love and lemonade.