If you know us at all, you know that we have a certain affinity towards wine. It’s rare to find us ordering, or making, cocktails at home. But, when you recently have made a splurge purchase buying a bottle of Icelandic vodka in the duty-free store at the Reykjavik airport, you find yourself wanting to make a drink worthy of its calling. Last weekend, that meant creating vodka strawberry mint lemonade.
It might have also had something to do with the fact that my mint plant is doing insanely well. Mint in everything!
When he’s in the mood, Caleb knows how to whip together a good drink. And I am not ashamed to steal his drink idea for my blog. I just wish I was sipping on one of these refreshing cocktails as I write this post.
This recipe is incredibly easy and can be customized to your taste.
Dice about 4 large strawberries and 10 fresh mint leaves. Set aside. Pour about 3 cups of lemonade into a large measuring cup or bowl. Add about 3/4 cup of vodka. Add in the strawberries and mint and mix it all together. I don’t have any pictures for this – you will have to trust your instincts on this one.
Icelandic vodka not required, but definitely recommended.
Get out two large glasses and add ice. Pour the drink mixture into the glasses and add a slice of strawberry wedge to each glass, for show.
Your cocktail should have an array of color from the fresh strawberries and mint.
I couldn’t stop taking pictures of this drink. It was so pretty! Almost too pretty to actually drink it. Almost.
Next, take your drink out to your outdoor lounge area to enjoy. For us, that meant sipping this drink on our deck with some olive hummus while we waited for our steak to marinate. Oh, and some light Rick Steves reading too.
Ask me if I care that this makes us sound pretentious.
Aaaahhh. Let me tell you how much I love our deck, pleasant summer nights, and most importantly: my husband who makes fun summer drinks.
Seasonal summer cocktail with vodka, lemonade, and fresh strawberries and mint.
- 3 cups lemonde
- 3/4 cup vodka
- 4 large strawberries, chopped
- 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
- In a large measuring cup, pour about 3 cups lemonade.
- Add 3/4 cup of vodka.
- Chop up approximately 4 large strawberries.
- Chop 10 fresh mint leaves.
- Mix together all the ingredients with a spoon. Taste and add more vodka or lemonade to taste.
- Put some ice in two large glasses. Pour the drink mixture into the glasses, and garnish with an extra slice of strawberry.