Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Spiked Mint Lemonade

Homemade mint lemonade that is spiked with vodka to enjoy your late summer afternoons.

Well if this break in work for Matt is proving anything, it is this: we cannot work together. EVER.

We cannot both have stay at home jobs; nor can we ever work in the same building.

No it's not because we don't get along. Or that we fight too much. We don't get on each others nerves, and we don't want to punch each other in the throat after a long day together.

Unfortunately, its the opposite.

We get along tooooooo well! Ahhh! We are one of thoooose couples. #feelfreetogagifyouneedto

All I want to do is hang out with him all day every day, and as much fun as I have in the kitchen, hanging out with the hubby will win every. time.

I'm not sorry about it.

And to be frank, we are going to be working the rest of our lives, so we may as well enjoy the breaks we have right?
One good thing about having the hubs home with me, is that I can drink alcohol in the middle of the day and not feel bad about drinking alone.

I make recipes during the day because I have to take pictures when there is light out, and when the recipe happens to be alcohol, it HAS to be drank to "test the recipe", no?

So it's not my fault if I get drunk in the middle of the afternoon.

All in the name of blogging.

But having the hubs home with me makes me feel so much better about myself.

So if you want a reason to drink in the afternoon, Ill give you a reason.

You can drink with me.

Ill have some Spiked Mint Lemonade with ya! It's all the minty goodness of homemade lemonade, and then of course, because you want to take advantage of being an adult sometimes, we have the added bonus of vodka.

Because its goooooood!

I only added 1oz to a liter and a half of lemonade, but by all means, add more if that's how you roll.

I wont judge.

Spiked Mint Lemonade | Printable Recipe

serves 2-3

  • 6 lemons
  • 1.5 liters cold water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • small handful fresh mint leaves (roughly 1/4 - 1/3 cup)
  • 1 oz vodka (more if desired)
  • Lemon wedges or fresh mint, to garnish
  1. Juice all of the lemons, trying to strain out as many of the seeds as possible. Place lemon juice in a pitcher.
  2. In a small bowl with a bruising tool (or mortar and pestle), lightly bruise the mint leaves to extract the flavors, and add them to the pitcher.
  3. Pour over the sugar, water and vodka, and stir to combine well.
  4. Add in ice and store in fridge for a couple days.
© Carla's Confections 2013

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