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CITRUS AND HERB VODKA TONIC


Ingredients:

Orange & Sage Vodka Tonic
1 sage large leaf (plus more to garnish)
3 oz. vodka
6 oz. Orange Pellegrino
2 orange slices
Lemon & Lavender Vodka Tonic
A few lavender flowers (plus more to garnish)
3 oz. vodka
6 oz. Lemon  Pellegrino
2 lemon slices



Directions:

To make Orange & Sage Vodka Tonic
Place one sage leaf and vodka in a glass. Muddle sage leaf. Place ice cubes in glass. Fill with Orange Pellegrino or with tonic water (if using the later, add 2 oz of fresh orange juice) and stir. Garnish with orange slices and remaining sage leaves.
To make Lemon & Lavender Vodka Tonic
Place lavender flowers and vodka in a glass. Muddle lavender. Place ice cubes in glass. Fill with Lemon Pellegrino or with tonic water (if using the later, add 2 oz of lemon juice) and stir. Garnish with lemon slices and lavender.




A few notes:
Both variations can be made using plain tonic water and then flavored with at least  2 oz. (or more according to personal preference) of fresh squeezed citrus juice. I used Pellegrino for ease of preparation and because I prefer it over plain tonic for this drink.  
To use  lavender flower, simply pull the flower out of the pod. A little goes along way, so sip and taste as you prepare the drink. Same thing holds true for the sage - sip and taste as you prepare it.
Aug 8, 2013 / 98 notes

CITRUS AND HERB VODKA TONIC

Ingredients:

Orange & Sage Vodka Tonic

  • 1 sage large leaf (plus more to garnish)
  • 3 oz. vodka
  • 6 oz. Orange Pellegrino
  • 2 orange slices

Lemon & Lavender Vodka Tonic

  • A few lavender flowers (plus more to garnish)
  • 3 oz. vodka
  • 6 oz. Lemon  Pellegrino
  • 2 lemon slices

Directions:

To make Orange & Sage Vodka Tonic

  1. Place one sage leaf and vodka in a glass. Muddle sage leaf. Place ice cubes in glass. Fill with Orange Pellegrino or with tonic water (if using the later, add 2 oz of fresh orange juice) and stir. Garnish with orange slices and remaining sage leaves.

To make Lemon & Lavender Vodka Tonic

  1. Place lavender flowers and vodka in a glass. Muddle lavender. Place ice cubes in glass. Fill with Lemon Pellegrino or with tonic water (if using the later, add 2 oz of lemon juice) and stir. Garnish with lemon slices and lavender.

A few notes:

  1. Both variations can be made using plain tonic water and then flavored with at least  2 oz. (or more according to personal preference) of fresh squeezed citrus juice. I used Pellegrino for ease of preparation and because I prefer it over plain tonic for this drink.  
  2. To use  lavender flower, simply pull the flower out of the pod. A little goes along way, so sip and taste as you prepare the drink. Same thing holds true for the sage - sip and taste as you prepare it.
INGREDIENTS



1 cup sugar
2 cups grated English cucumber (about 1 cucumber), plus cucumber wedges, for garnish
9 ounces vodka, chilled
12 ounces cranberry juice (no sugar added)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes)
Ice, for serving


DIRECTIONS


STEP 1
Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, stir in grated cucumber, and let cool. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl or large glass measuring cup, and discard solids (you should have 2 cups syrup). Cucumber syrup can be refrigerated up to 3 days.



STEP 2
Combine cucumber syrup, vodka, and cranberry and lime juices in a 2-quart pitcher. Cocktail can be refrigerated up to 8 hours. Serve over ice, and garnish with cucumber wedges.
Aug 2, 2013 / 30 notes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups grated English cucumber (about 1 cucumber), plus cucumber wedges, for garnish
  • 9 ounces vodka, chilled
  • 12 ounces cranberry juice (no sugar added)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes)
  • Ice, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. STEP 1

    Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, stir in grated cucumber, and let cool. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl or large glass measuring cup, and discard solids (you should have 2 cups syrup). Cucumber syrup can be refrigerated up to 3 days.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cucumber syrup, vodka, and cranberry and lime juices in a 2-quart pitcher. Cocktail can be refrigerated up to 8 hours. Serve over ice, and garnish with cucumber wedges.