A Grown-up Version of Lemonade with Vodka and Ginger

By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina

Strawberry Vodka LemonadeStrawberry Vodka LemonadeLast weekend I went to a friend's house to celebrate a Venezuelan-style birthday party with a "cowboy" theme. The guests wore western hats, boots and bandanas. The meal of the night was a parrillada or BBQ with grilled chorizo, churrasco and chicken.

Everyone was enjoying the meal and happy chatter while the bartender passed around bourbon-based cocktails served in jars. I'm not particularly fond of bourbon, so I went to the kitchen and made my own drink with the help of the bartender. To the right of the table we had some really good whiskey and scotch, but also directly in front of me were some beautiful strawberries along with lime, ginger and vodka. I decided to make a vodka-strawberry-lemonade topped with an ounce of ginger ale, served in a jar.

As I enjoyed my flavorful, hard lemonade, people started asking about my newly-made drink. Long story short, everyone started requesting jars with my new concoction which prompted me to write down the winning recipe to share with all of you. Así que, aquí les va…

Try this recipe with my empanadas light for a full Latin nightStrawberry Vodka LemonadeStrawberry Vodka Lemonade

(1 drink)

2 strawberries, sliced

½ lime, juiced
1 oz. ginger root
3 oz. vodka
4 oz. orange juice
½ cup ice
1 oz. ginger ale
2 lime wedges Strawberry Vodka LemonadeStrawberry Vodka Lemonade

In a jar, place the sliced strawberries, and squeeze the juice of ½ lime on top. Add the ginger root, vodka and orange juice. Stir well, and fill up the glass with ice.Top with ginger ale, and add a couple of lime wedges for presentation.

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