“Hey, what is a Vodka Honey Lemonade doing on here?” I am sure you may be asking. “Isn’t this supposed to be about health food? I mean shouldn’t it be green and slimy and taste like pond water?” Let me state for the record, that I reserve the right to be a Walking Oxymoron from time to time. That is right, I will have some decadent desserts on here and some yummy cocktails. Why you ask? Because there has to be a little fun in life. Right? I mean is has to be 5 o’clock somewhere.
In all seriousness though, I will try to have a balance between the sinfully delicious and the nutritionally dense. I scratched my head for hours trying to figure out how to make a cocktail nutritionally dense and the bottom-line is, it isn’t. I can however use ingredients that tend to be more pure. You know how I am with my organic and grass fed items.
This particular Honey Vodka Lemonade uses organic lemons, mint and honey. I love the idea of using raw, organic honey for its anti-inflammatory effects, lemons for the vitamin C and fresh mint for its antioxidants.
The beauty of this cocktail is the prep is fairly simple. You make the simple syrup (see instructions below) and then cut the lemons into pieces.
Next place the water, lemon slices and mint in a blender.
Strain the blended lemon mixture through a fine mesh colander.
Mix the minty lemon juice with the honey simple syrup. Add the Vodka and you will have a beautiful Vodka Honey Lemonade that is speckled with fresh mint.
Cheers and enjoy!!!
Vodka Honey Lemonade
- 8 cups filtered water
- 1 cup raw organic honey
- 6 med organic lemons
- 2 bunches organic mint leaves *approximately 10 med-lg leaves
- 1 1/2 cups Vodka
- Simple Syrup Measure 2 cups of water and set the rest aside. Place honey into small saucepan and slowly whisk the 2 cups water into honey until fully incorporated. Place over med high heat and bring to a slow boil, approximately 10-12 mins. Set aside
- Minty Lemon Juice Place half (3 cups) of water in blender with half of the cut up lemons and 5 mint leaves. Blend until liquified. Mixture will be somewhat thick. Strain through a fine mesh colander so that juice separates from pulp into a pitcher. Repeat with remaining lemons, mint and water.
- Vodka Honey Lemonade Mix honey simple syrup, lemon juice and measured vodka in a pitcher. Chill for at least 2 hours. Garnish with lemon slices, mint leaves and serve over ice.
Making a Honey Simple Syrup helps the honey become fully incorporated into the lemonade. Eliminating this step will shorten the preparation time, however the quality will not be as high.
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