I sometimes read a famous chef explaining that they rely on the essence of a few key ingredients to shine through in their signature dishes. I echo this philosophy with my signature drink, vodka lemonade. No chicago summer is complete without it.
There are a few easy and cheap ingredients added in measurements of either 1 or 3. Follow these simple instructions to enjoy some warm and fuzzy summer good times.
- 1 can frozen lemonade
- 3 cups vodka
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 3 lemons
Pour 1 can of frozen lemonade into a 2 qt pitcher. Add 3 cans of water. Add the vodka, sugar, and lemon juice, and stir like hell. Cut 3 lemons into 8 wedges/lemon, de-seed, and squeeze into the pitcher. Drop in the lemons. Stir more. Drink up.
- You can mix it up slightly by using a flavored lemonade.
- If you are headed to a team event such as dodgeball, pour the mix into empty gallon water jugs and tote to the game.
- A gallon = 4 quarts (I always forget this). So double the ingredients to fill a jug.
- However much you think you need to make, make triple the amount. People pour this stuff down like its their job.
I hope this recipe brightens your summer events, I know it is always a big hit at mine.