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Vodka-ade | Garlic, My Soul

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.

Vodka-ade | Garlic, My Soul

Here’s what you need: a citrus, water, an alcohol, and some sugar. If you’re into recipes, here you go:

Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water


Simple syrup
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.

Vodka-ade | Garlic, My Soul

Juice your citrus, whatever you choose to use. I used lemons and limes, and even an orange, because that was what I had.

Vodka-ade | Garlic, My Soul

Mix your citrus juice, simple syrup, vodka, and four cups water. Stir and taste, and adjust to taste, adding more water, or vodka.

Vodka-ade | Garlic, My Soul

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.)

Vodka-ade | Garlic, My Soul

What is your go-to summer drink that you look forward to after a long day?


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