Iced Lemonade with Vodka and Mint


  • 1 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 c. packed fresh mint, stemmed
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 10 lemons)
  • 2 c. good quality vodka
  • 1/2 c. water
  • ice cubes
  • 1 liter club soda
  • lemon slices
  • mint sprigs

To prepare

Combine the sugar, mint and lemons in a pitcher and mash lightly with the back of a wooden spoon. Let stand for 30 minutes. Add the lemon juice, vodka, and water and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Chill for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Strain the lemonade and discard the mint. Pour the lemonade to fill 1/3 of the glass and top with the club soda. Stir to blend. Garnish with lemon slice and a mint sprig. Make 8 servings.