So I bought the lemons for pancake day, and in fairness, we did get through a couple of them, and thereâ€™s nothing wrong with having a lemon or two around the house. But I am a marketerâ€™s dream â€“ show me a special offer and Iâ€™ll show you 25 lemons for 5 bucks. So lemons exist, and must be consumed.
And you know what they say; when life gives you lemons â€¦
So in honor of spring, which surely, surely is just around the corner, Iâ€™m making lemonade.
Hard Lemonade (makes 4 servings)1 cup lemon juice (5 â€“ 6 lemons) 3 cups water 1 cup ice 1 cup vodka Handful of fresh mint leaves Superfine sugar (optional)
- Squeeze the lemon juice into a blender, add the water, vodka and ice and blend
- Add the mint and pulse so that the drink is speckled with green
- Taste the lemonade. Add superfine sugar to taste and blend again to mix (I like lemonade sour, so I usually leave out the sugar)
And to counter the sweetness of the lemons, serve with a plate of prosciutto ham, some focaccia sliced into small squares, and a dipping bowl of extra virgin olive oil