Though the winter season can sometimes feel like a barren wasteland when it comes to fresh fruit and veggies, there is one silver lining: citrus. Citrus is abundant in the cold, dreary months and everything from oranges, clementines, and tangerines to key limes and grapefruits is usable at breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and happy hour! Today, we're mixing up bright drinks to help us get through frigid months ahead.
Muddled lemons are the main flavor base for the Lemon-Thyme Vodka Lemonade, created by the mixology team at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Latin-inspired small plates restaurant ABC Cocina. Instead of using high calorie lemon-lime soda, the homemade lemon syrup is infused with the fresh flavor of thyme for a full and fresh flavored cocktail that pairs perfectly with spicy dishes.
This lemonade is fresh, herbal, and packs a punch, thanks to that vodka. While we love a classic refreshing lemonade, it sometimes borders on dessert territory because of its sugar content. This lemonade is lemony, not sugary; fresh and herby thanks to the mint; and ready for a party with a shot of vodka. Mix up two pitchers and keep one virgin and you'll have a lovely drink all week.