We have a lot to celebrate this weekend. I partnered with Infuse Spirits to show you how to create the perfect summer cocktail that is equally good for you as it is delicious. Typically, I wouldn't say this for alcoholic beverages. However, Infuse Spirits is unlike the others and honestly adds natural goodness to the table by offering infusions made with real fruits and spices. How cool is that!? What draws me to their products is seeing the actual fruits inside the bottles. It makes everything about Infuse Spirits authentic. Their packaging too is also phenomenal. The canteen reminds me of "message in a bottle." The combination of the cork top and the old school lettering is genius. And in replace of an ordinary handwritten note, you get fruitful notes that speak to the brand's natural infusion-ethos. Like I said, genius. For those reasons, you (if you're 21 years of age or older) need to check them out.
Thanks to Seth Benhaim, the company's Chief Executive Officer, I was given the opportunity to try their award winning lemon infused vodka. I had a great time researching different recipes online. I finally decided with a fun lemon drop martini recipe. Being that it is Memorial Day weekend, I think it's the perfect refreshment that's simple and easy to make. Check out the video below for the full how-to!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Martini glasses
- A cocktail mixer
- 3/4 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 oz of simple syrup
- 1 1/2 oz of Infuse Spirits Lemon Vodka
- Lemon peels for garnish
1). Squeeze 4-5 lemons, strain juice removing any pits, and place to the side.
2). Make simple syrup by combining equal parts water with sugar. About 1/2 oz of each was used here. Warm up a pot and pour sugar water. Stir under medium heat until water turns clear. Immediately remove from heat and pour simple syrup in a cool container. Set to the side.
3). Pour vodka, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a mixer. Shake for 40 seconds and pour into chilled martini glasses. *You can get creative with the garnish and dressing the rims of the glasses if you want. Here I coated the rims with sugar. The combination of the lemon flavor and the sugar go really well together.
Please drink responsibly.