A Cocktail for the Weekend [vodka lemonade]

On a hot summer day, nothing is more refreshing than a glass of lemonade.  But it has to be the good stuff–freshly squeezed, not too sweet, and icy cold.  Giada’s Italian Lemonade has a leg-up on even the best homemade lemonades though.  It’s made with basil simple syrup.  Infusing the fresh flavor of basil into a sugar syrup leaves such a bright taste in your mouth after every sip.  I made it earlier this spring, and had been thinking about it ever since.  My balcony basil has sprouted up and all over, so I was due for another batch.  But I had been wondering about turning this drink into a cocktail.

Taking some inspiration from the big girls, I added vodka and was not disappointed.  Not disappointed in the slightest.  Last time I made the drink, I found it quite sweet, and watered it down beyond what Giada was suggesting.  So this time, instead of watering it down, I vodka-ed it up!  What a compromise.

This drink is best served with girlfriends and Real Housewives.  🙂

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