Let’s talk citrus. During the long, seemingly endless snowy Ohio winters, one of my favorite ingredients to shop for are citrus fruits. Wandering through the supermarket, I love seeing the towering displays of oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits. It’s these bright, colorful and vibrant fruit that inspired my Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzers.
Over the holidays, I had fun making infused vodka with candy canes, citrus and cranberries. Since then, I’ve been devising cocktail recipes that showcase these flavorful homemade vodkas. This Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzer is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that you can mix ahead of time, then top with some seltzer water and serve.
I love simple cocktails. It’s not that I don’t enjoy trying unique techniques and playing around with various liquor and flavor combinations, because there are times that I love that! There is, however, something about having simple cocktails with only a few ingredients that I love having in my repertoire, too.
My Spiked Caramel Apple Cider is a great example this simple, uncomplicated style of drink. So are these Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzers. It’s just good quality lemonade (homemade if you’re feeling extra fancy) citrus rosemary infused vodka and seltzer water – that’s it.
Mix a batch of lemonade and vodka together ahead of time and simply top it with seltzer water before serving for a completely fuss free drink. Serve it at a casual get together, fancy dinner party or sip on them during your Downton Abbey marathon. Either way, they’re fabulous.
For more infused vodka cocktail recipes, try out my Candy Cane Martini!
January 16th, 2014
Citrus Rosemary Vodka Spritzer
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 1/2 oz Citrus Rosemary Infused Vodka
1/2 cup good quality lemonade
seltzer water, chilled
lemon slice for serving (optional)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka and lemonade. Cover and shake until cold.
Strain into cocktail glass and top with seltzer water. Serve with lemon slice, if using.
Directions for Citrus Rosemary Infused Vodka can be found here: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/infused-vodka-recipes/
Source: Emily Caruso of Jelly Toast
Emily is the cook, baker, photographer and rambler behind the blog, Jelly Toast. Aside from taking photos of everything she eats, her days are spent being a short order cook, story teller, tea party guest and giver-of-snuggles to her two kiddos. She has not yet mastered the clean-as-you-go cooking style, but has high hopes for the future.