It’s been around 90 degrees around these parts, which means getting home, opening every single window in my house, and dreaming of a house below 85 degrees and air conditioning. It also means juicing all of the citrus and making myself some kind of -ade. Preferably with vodka. Hence, yesterday afternoon coming home, making my house a breezeway, and whipping this up.
Here’s what you need: a citrus, water, an alcohol, and some sugar. If you’re into recipes, here you go:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cups lemon juice or half and half lime juice or add a splash of orange juice
1 – 1 1/2 cups vodka (to taste really)
4 cups water
Mix the sugar and water together over medium heat, until sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes clear. Now, you have simple syrup.
Juice your citrus, whatever you choose to use. I used lemons and limes, and even an orange, because that was what I had.
Mix your citrus juice, simple syrup, vodka, and four cups water. Stir and taste, and adjust to taste, adding more water, or vodka.
Serve in a glass with a ton of ice, and you’ve got yourself an afternoon drink that’ll make you want it to be 90 everyday (just kidding, no one would ever want that.)
What is your go-to summer drink that you look forward to after a long day?