I can’t take credit for this cocktail recipe. A friend made it for me as we lounged in her pool one hot, hot, summer day. But it is ridiculously delicious, super refreshing and painfully easy so I knew I had to share.
All you need is some vodka and some Pellegrino Limonata (not found at every grocery store, so keep your eyes out so you know where to find them when you need them). A cute glass doesn’t hurt either (these are from IKEA).
It may seem like you would want to pick out your drink accessory after your drink is made, but think about it. You don’t want to spill your beverage as you fight your guests over who gets to be the mermaid.
Add one part vodka (I might suggest an organic vodka as I have heard positive things about lack of hangover, or less severe symptoms when drinking an organic version).
I love this recipe because it is easy to make just one or a bunch of them. One can served about 3 of these lowball glasses so you can either have a lovely evening with a few gal pals or a rip roaring night by yourself. I’m not here to judge. Do what you need to do (but see above about organic vodka…) These can also be made with another flavor of Pellegrino but I really prefer the Limonata. It is the most refreshing of the options so it is perfect to get you through these last HOT days of summer. Moving in to fall, the blood orange option might be nice. And if you want to get all gourmet on this beeyotch think about muddling some fresh herbs.
Huge thanks to my pal Carole for opening my eyes to this easy drink and to Lauren for helping me shoot and test these. You are a good friend to be willing to day drink for the sake of my blog and readers. :)