Delightfully dangerous—a summertime classic with a twist that's for adults only. This recipe is featured in the summer 2000 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Servings: Serves 8
Ingredients 2 cups sugar2 cups water1 cup fresh lemon juice1 large sprig mint , finely chopped, plus sprigs for garnish8 ounces lemon-flavored vodkaSplash of sparkling water1 Tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest for garnish
Mix the sugar and water in a small pot and boil for 3 minutes to make a simple syrup. Let cool.
In medium bowl, stir together 1 cup syrup (leftover syrup can be refrigerated indefinitely), the lemon juice and the chopped mint. Pour mixture into ice-cube tray and freeze for one hour.
In a blender, blend together frozen cubes, sparkling water, chopped mint and vodka.
Pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon zest.