Friday, August 12, 2011

Limoncello Lemonade

aka Heaven on Earth

Yesterday, after having peeled into the restaurant for a quick *sarcasm* round of cocktail sampling, I found myself in the midst of a wine tasting extravaganza (post to follow) that lasted approximately 5 hours.  Suffice it to say I left home in the early afternoon and returned well after dark.  Oh the stories that get tossed around during Happy Hour.  Who knew?

I've led such a sheltered life.

Just in time for the weekend the Chef mixed up one of his newer cocktails to hit the menu.  This is, by far and away, the best adult lemonade I've had yet---and I'm an adult lemonade connoisseur.  I even have a lemon rind crown around here somewhere...  For those of you not within commuting distance to the restaurant I present the recipe and implore you to shake one or two of these up for yourselves in the very near future.  Tweet me when you do and let's do a 'Cheers!' over the internets.

Recipe
Ingredients
2 oz.    Tito's Vodka (substitute your favorite if Tito's is not on hand)
3/4 oz. Caravella Limoncello
1 oz.    simple syrup
7/8 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
4-5       mint leaves

Directions
Drop mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and cover with ice.  Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously.  Pour into rocks glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

It really is as simple as that.  If you love lemonade you will be over the moon for this one.  And now I must be off.  Seeing as approximately zero got accomplished yesterday I've got an exciting *yawn* day of work and laundry ahead of me.  Good thing I've got the cocktail shaker on hand.  Have a great weekend!

54 comments:

Katie said...

Want. Need. Someone's going to the store for Limoncello tomorrow. (Not me since I'm not cleared to drive yet. I'll figure something out.)

this free bird said...

Even better since you can't drive. I suggest a non-stop flow of them...off.the.hook. If you guys ever get out here we'll get the party started with these mothers!! xo

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Perfect drink for a balmy summer evening. Off to make a jug for the weekend;-)

A BRIT GREEK said...

Ooooh yum! Actually i think this'll be my Friday night teaser, I already make something similar to this but without the mint, will have to try it!

Thanks!
x.o.x.o

Gracie said...

Ohh this one looks nice. I should keep this marked so I can try it for summer. :)

Tara / the cinnamon post said...

perfect for porch sipping! Will try this weekend...yum.

Lori said...

Sounds like the perfect summer drink ~ I will put this on my menu for our little deck party next week-end. Have a good one Carrie! xo

RosaLovesDC said...

I need this tonight!

Courtney Erin said...

I seriously need to try this...like now. It's 7 am and I already need a drink.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh intermaresting! My mom would like this recipe
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Dancing Branflake said...

That is so cool that chef made created this and then made it for you. So sweet!

Isabel said...

sounds yummy! ill let u know when i make them :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

That is such a pretty drink! Hope all is well with you gorgeous!

xo

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Omg I want! And this reminds me, you must try the cocktail Estelle and I had in Denver. . She posted it yesterday (under a pink moon).

Stephanie Shepherd said...

Sounds so refreshing! Bonus points for the mint and fresh lemon.

Daisy said...

Must.make.this.

Debby said...

Looks so good!! Hope you squeeze in some fun in too! xo

Josie said...

This is gorgeous. And sounds sooo tasty. Oh, Carrie. Squeeze a few of these into your weekend for me, okay?
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Yum! I love creating & trying new cocktails! I love Tito's as well, so we almost always have it on hand. I'm currently out of limoncello, however, so I may have to go pick up some this weekend! We like to keep a well stocked bar at our place. ;)

marissa at the boot said...

dude!! limoncello flows like water where i live! i need to try this asap! yum and i love the addition of mint! :) thanks for the recipe!

Julie and Lauren said...

Ha, sounds like a successful happy hour!! Limoncello will definitely get one talking : ) XOXO

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Sounds so good! xx

Olivia.Dee said...

I really want to make it up to HB some time and check out the restaurant. my mouth is watering over the menu and of course... the drinks!

Grace said...

YUM! this looks amazing... I've got to try it out!

xox grace

modanista junkie said...

OMG this looks so refreshing, and yes I may need to take you up on that offer! In need of a girls night! :)

We should plan something soon. Maybe next weekend. Jamie should be back by then. :)

Have a great weekend.

xoxo,
Mel

Lily said...

Yum !! Looks so refreshing !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Lisa said...

ADULT LEMONADE!!!! hahaha i love that!! I'm not much of a drinker.. but i would drink that.. i love juice with alcohol hahahaha.

Claire Kiefer said...

This is right up my alley--both cause I love lemonade & booze, and also cause I'm stubbornly protesting the "end" of summer. I know that it's not really the end of summer in California, but since I had to go BACK TO SCHOOL this week, it feels like it. I was so hoping to squeeze in a SoCal trip before school, but just couldn't finagle it . . . however, that's my plan for the first free long weekend of the school year! xo

allergic to vanilla said...

love this sort of stuff- major indulge in cocktails this weekend - woot woot!!

p.s totally thought of you when I watched the finale of the Bachelorette, and - umm hello-- Bachelor Pad (that show is cray cray!!)

xo Carlina

TheChambrayCountess said...

Oooh, that sounds refreshing! I definitely want to try this...but not now, I have to go to work soon ;)

Alexa said...

My mouth is watering. Looks delish and refreshing!
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

About Last Weekend said...

Hi there, Jody here, nice to meet you. Love your blog, came through Torrie. These look and sound fabulous and think i drank something very similar recently - rather overserved myself and felt rather delicate the next day.

Ms. Givens said...

Mmmmmmm. I want one!
I rarely ever drink so when I do go out for drinks I have no idea what to order. ;)

Amber Blue Bird said...

hello heaven.

Santina said...

Wow, I want this...NOW! I'm definitely going to try it!

LyddieGal said...

If i had ANY of these ingredients on hand I'd be having one right about now...

Chic on the Cheap

PhotoPuddle said...

Ooo, that looks so refreshing!

Peetzi Jen said...

Holy moly, Carrie...I'll be lettin' you know as soon as I've got this little tasty mixed up. Yummola!!

XOXO!

Amy said...

Wow. This picture and recipe just picked me up! Thank goodness it's Friday. At long last.

AB HOME Interiors said...

wow, that looks amazing! I'm definitely going home to make that!

Kristin said...

You just made my day. I LOVE limoncello and that looks so freaking good!

Taylor said...

You are gonna have to make me one of these soon ;)

annelise said...

Good Lord. I first had limoncello for the first time one hot summer's night in Venice three years ago and I've not had it since. That needs to change.

One thing though - I've no idea what simple syrup is! Might need to do some investigative googling, I think, because I NEEd this drink in mah belly.

annelise said...

Good Lord. I first had limoncello for the first time one hot summer's night in Venice three years ago and I've not had it since. That needs to change.

One thing though - I've no idea what simple syrup is! Might need to do some investigative googling, I think, because I NEEd this drink in mah belly.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Must try! That would be really great to make it to the restaurant!
A wine tasting extravaganza sounds fun! I could use one of those after a day like today!

Have a great weekend, Carrie!
xo

Leia said...

...yum.

Leia

My Heart Blogged said...

This sounds fantastic. If you like ginger ale you need to try a Moscow Mule. It's so refreshing, and tasty.

Rach said...

Oh sweet lord limoncello. A friend of mine makes it with everclear instead of regular vodka. Oh the many mornings I have woken up feeling like death because of it, but limoncello just tastes so tart and amazing it's hard to resist!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I just had a limoncello ice cream bar and this should be next! I'm totally mentioning this in my weekly roundup!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Polly said...

Lemon flavoured and alcoholic, oh gimme gimme gimme.....!!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

yum! xoxo

Kavery said...

I've had Limoncello straight up but this cocktail sounds way better. Will let you know when I try it.

Annie said...

such a perfect summer cocktail. yum yum yum! I love lemon centric things!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

YUM YUM YUM! Hopefully I can get my sh!t together and make this befoer summer's end!

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