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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Vodka Rosemary Lemonade Fizz

Rosemary Vodka Lemonade Fizz

When life gives you lemons...make vodka rosemary lemonade fizz. Since this past week was pretty crappy, I knew I wanted to have a nice relaxing weekend. I still have a surplus of lemons from my favorite Mexican and when I saw this post on TasteSpotting the other day, I knew I would have to make it while sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Unfortunately, my apartment doesn't get a lot of light and it was rather windy and cool yesterday, but nevertheless it was a beautiful day and this cocktail is amazing. Remember back when I made the lemon-rosemary sorbet? Well maybe you don't, but this recipe is basically that in a drink form. So refreshing and perfect for warm weather and even though it has cooled down considerably from the unbearable heat last weekend, it was perfect for my Saturday out on my patio with Us Weekly (and of course my new Gourmet and Saveur) and some tunes.

I'm off to the farmers market and then the LA Times Festival of Books so Raul can stalk Giada and I can hopefully stalk Curtis Stone. Enjoy your Sunday!

Rosemary Vodka Lemonade Fizz

Vodka Rosemary Lemonade Fizz
(From Gourmet, May 2009)

Makes 8 servings

1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup sugar (I used a little less than 1 cup)
2 (8-inch) rosemary sprigs, plus extra for garnish
1/2 cup (or more, to taste) vodka
Chilled club soda or seltzer

Bring lemon juice, sugar, and rosemary to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, then reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Discard rosemary sprigs.

Fill glass halfway with ice. Pour about 2-3 tablespoons of lemon syrup and add 1-2 tablespoons vodka. Top with selzter and stir. Garnish with rosemary sprigs.

Rosemary Vodka Lemonade Fizz

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23 comments:

Evan said...

Great pictures! The drink looks wonderful. And I might just give my right arm for those fries on the cover of Gourmet. Yum!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM...a lovely drink! Yum!

Mindy said...

I'm totally making this! And going to stalk Curtis Stone too...now if only he'd leave LA and come to Kentucky or Strasbourg...

Christina Kim said...

You certainly deserve some relaxation with a nice drink like this! I, too, love Curtis Stone. I love how he says "bah-zil" for basil.

Dawn said...

Yes please! I'll take 2 please! And curtis stone is a little hottie because he has that surfer look that I adore. Have fun!

Pearl said...

that sounds like a perfect drink... rosemary? mm :)

Kerstin said...

What a refreshing drink - I love the fresh rosemary in it. I hope you get to meet Giada and Curtis!

Erica said...

What a great drink! Hope the weekend was healing for you! AND I hope this week is much better :)

Maria said...

I love the fresh rosemary in the drink. Fabulous photos!

Diana said...

Have fun at the book festival! I can't wait to hear about it!

The drink sounds delicious -- even if it is a bit chilly out today!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

That looks so refreshing! It would make a wonderful summer drink.

Marta said...

Good luck celebrity-chef-spotting! I'm scared of Curtis Stone, for some irrational reason he freaks me out, he has an intense stare! The drink looks really refreshing and the photo beautiful as always.
I hope next week is better for you :)

lisaiscooking said...

Delicious! I need one of these right now.

Esi said...

Hey everyone! Thanks for coming by and hope you had a good weekend. I didn't meet or even see Curtis, but Giada was Giada. Hope your weekend ends well.

Reeni♥ said...

What a lovely, refreshing drink. I could of really used one of those today, it was so hot here, air-conditioning hot! I hope you were able to meet Curtis!!

Sharon said...

Ahh, this looks so nice and refreshing! Hope you got to meet Giada & Curtis.

Heather said...

delicious! lemon and rosemary is such a natural combo :)

ttfn300 said...

mmm, so refreshing, i think i could use one tomorrow here :)

flfarmgirl said...

Lisa, you are a very sly temptress, guess what you have talked me into? The syrup is now cooling on the burner? AWWW, you guessed. I am looking forward to a Vodka Rosemary Lemonade Fizz later this evening. Would you mind if I praise you and post about this on my own blog?

Esi said...

farmgirl, hope you're enjoying it :)

Ulla said...

Yummy! I love it!:)

Summer said...

both look amazing! I will be making that cocktail this weekend.

Foodycat said...

That is definitely a drink to restore the soul. Yum!