This Electric Lemonade recipe is made with Citron Vodka, blue curacao, sparkling water and fresh lemons. Summer is finally here, and what is more summertime than a good ice cold lemonade? This is a perfectly crisp and refreshing summer afternoon drink. Now for me, I want my alcoholic beverage to be just that. So I use a ratio with citron vodka to sparkling water. Just how I like it. No one wants a heavy, syrupy, sugary drink in the summer heat. Before you mix all your ingredients, you need to juice one lemon.
What is in this Electric Lemonade?
Lately, it seems the web has been bubbling with praise for Topo Chico, an extra-sparkling mineral water from Mexico. Meanwhile, Texas is rolling its eyes. Texans have known for years that this seemingly simple bottle of bubbly water holds endless possibilities. Topo Chico is even the signature ingredient in an emerging cocktail that, until recently, was a regional secret. After a pretty arduous trek to a mole-shaped hill, they found the spring and the princess was cured. Flash forward to , when the Topo Chico Bottling Company set up shop near the same molehill, bottling and selling the very same water.
Head down to these bars for some sparkling Topo cocktails, or grab the ingredients and try your hand at making them yourself. The result is magically boozy and refreshing, and you can add a spicy chili rim for even more oomph. The Death Valley -- a twist on the Death in the Morning aka Champagne with an absinthe floater -- is made by opening a bottle of Topo Chico, taking a large sip so none of the sparkling perfection goes to waste, then pouring in 1oz Kubler absinthe and. The bar team at Tex-Mex eatery El Burro creates its version by combining one part grapefruit juice with a squeeze of lime juice in a Mason jar, then stirring in two parts tequila, adding ice, and topping it off with Topo Chico and a grapefruit wedge for garnish. The simultaneously tart, sweet, and bitter Paloma is the ideal summer sipper. The fruit-forward, lightly creamy take on a classic Collins was created by Alexis Mijares and her bar team at quirky hot dog eatery Frank.
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