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Drink recipe: 3 refreshing citrus vodka cocktails

Drink recipe: 3 refreshing citrus vodka cocktails

Try one of these refreshing cocktails. Author: Maya Visnyei

Wine & Spirits

Drink recipe: 3 refreshing citrus vodka cocktails

Make one of these refreshing citrus drinks to serve at your holiday party.

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Lemon vodka cocktail
Ingredients

  • 6 lemons*
  • 750 ml vodka

Directions
1 Wash the lemons with dish soap or fruit spray and rinse thoroughly to remove any residue. Dry with a clean tea towel . Using a sharp knife or vegetable peeler, carefully remove the peel from the lemons, taking as little of the bitter white pith as possible. Reserve the fruit for another use.

2 Place the peel in a clean lidded jar and pour the vodka over the zest to cover.

3 Close the lid and leave in a cool dark place for 30 days to infuse.

Tip: *Replace the lemons with mandarin oranges to make Mandarin Vodka.
Prep & cook time: 1 month
Makes: 750 ml

Limoncello drop cocktail
Ingredients

  • 2 oz Lemon vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 egg white (optional)

Directions
1 Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker full of ice.

2 Shake vigorously for about 1 minute and strain into a chilled champagne coupe.

3 To make a Limoncello Fizz, add 3 ounces of prosecco or sparkling Italian lemon soda.

Orange blossom cocktail
Ingredients

  • 3 oz freshly squeezed mandarin juice
  • 2 oz Mandarin vodka
  • 1/2 oz liquid honey

Directions
1 Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute and strain into a chilled champagne coupe.

2 To make an Orange Blossom Fizz, add 3 ounces of spicy ginger beer.

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Drink recipe: 3 refreshing citrus vodka cocktails