With Labor Day approaching, we wanted to feature some great cocktails to fit any party occasion. Just as we were brainstorming some recipe ideas, we got a shipment of General Beauregard Dixie Vodka to test out. (We have tough jobs, it’s true.) So for the next three days we’ll be posting three amazing recipes featuring this incredible new spirit.
Today’s Dixie Mint Lemonade cocktail recipe is bright and full of crisp flavor. For a sultry summer day, there is nothing more refreshing.
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Dixie Mint Lemonade Recipe
6 oz. General Dixie Mint Vodka
1 cup mint leaves (packed and chopped)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Yields 4 servings
How to Make It
1. In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar and mint to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves. This is your mint simple syrup; let it cool in a bowl.
2. Roll each lemon over your cutting board to help release the juice. Juice the lemons the until you have one cup of fresh lemon juice.
3. In a pitcher, stir together the cooled syrup, lemon juice and 4 cups of water. Taste and adjust, adding a few tablespoons of sugar if it needs to be sweeter, or the juice of a 1/2 lemon if it needs more tartness.
4. Add in Dixie Mint Vodka.
5. Fill sugar-rimmed glasses with ice, then pour mixture over top. Garnish with fresh mint or sliced lemons.
About General Beauregard Dixie Vodka
Made for Southerners by Southerners, General Beauregard Dixie Vodka is award-winning, all-American handcrafted vodka. It made its debut in 2014, launching in the southern markets of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, and the company is continuing to expand. It’s currently available in straight, black pepper and mint varieties, and retails for $21.99/750mL. Check out their Dixie Grapefruit recipe.