Do I love cocktail Wednesday or what. It has been warm and cold here in DC. Some days it is 30 and others it is 60. The other night it was 60 and I wanted to grill. Nothing goes with warm weather like cocktails and grilling. Today I am trying out a refreshing cocktail that is almost completely based on the mixer. You know the type, vodka cranberry, vodka OJ, Crown and Ginger etc…. Today is no different, the mixer is Limonata.
This cocktail is light, refreshing and just waiting for a summer barbecue.
- 2 oz Vodka
- 6 oz Limonata
- 1 Collins glass or tall cocktail glass
What exactly is Limonata? Limonata is a sparkling lemon drink imported from Italy and made by San Pellegrino. It has a pleasant yet strong flavor that masks vodka quite well. Limonata is sold at fine grocers. You may not be able to pick it up at the local Safeway, but they do carry it at the local Harris Teeter. It comes in cans and glass bottles. Not the cheapest mixer around, but it makes a mean cocktail.
Fill a Collins glass or a tall cocktail glass with ice. Add the vodka and fill with the Limonata. Stir and serve garnished with a lemon.
This cocktail is amazing. I served it with balsamic barbecue sauce glazed chicken. The pairing was amazing. Plus, it was a nice comfortable 60 degrees outside in January. Who could ask for a better night. If you can get your hands on a couple bottles or cans of Limonata, you have to try this.