- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 large sprig mint , finely chopped, plus sprigs for garnish
- 8 ounces lemon-flavored vodka
- Splash of sparkling water
- 1 Tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest for garnish
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.