One of my favorite sunny day cocktails is the Lynchburg Lemonade. A little Jack Daniels, a lot of lemonade and ice. But too many and your sunny afternoon cocktail can lead to an afternoon nap. So I’ve come up with a lighter alternative that is just as tasty. This cocktail has a little vodka and one of my new crushes, St. Germain…an elderflower liqueur. It is refreshing and simple. Perfect for a spring day.
In a highball glass mix:
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. St. Germain
Serve over a couple of ice cubes and garnish with a sprig of lemon thyme.
If you are going the store-bought lemonade route, pick up a container of Newman’s Own from the fresh juice section. It is less sweet than most others. Also, if you want to zing, do one part club soda, 2 parts lemonade. Yum!