Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lucky Lemon Seven


Happy Thursday Slow Roasters!  Welcome to Ladies Night here at The Slow Roasted Italian!!!

At our fabulous New Year eve celebration this year, our dear friends shared a drink with us again that Chad has fallen in love with.  It is simple, smooth and delicious.  7 Up with vodka and lemon.  Chad really wanted to pump this one up.  So, after a few days of testing in the mixology lab, he came up with this fabulous amped up twist!

It might sound mild, but this ain't your Grandma's lemonade! This one packs a punch.  I love it!!!  It's like having a lemonade with 7 Up, the vodka is barely noticeable.  I hope you enjoy it too!  It is certainly for the lemon lover.

Lucky Lemon Seven  serves 2

5 small lemons, sliced thin (divided)
6 ounces Grey Goose vodka
8-16 ounces 7-Up (to taste)
8 ice cubes

Fill a large glass (approximately 20 ounces) with the slices from 4 lemons.  Add vodka, allow to set for 15 minutes and then using a muddler or similar instrument, muddle thoroughly.  Your lemons should be shredded when done.

In two fresh large glasses with 4 ice cubes in each and 1/2 of the remaining lemon slices in each, pour 1/2 of the lemon vodka mixture through a strainer and into each glass.  Add 4-8 ounces of 7-Up to each glass and serve.


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Shared on Katherine Martinelli Citrus Blog Hop

26 comments:

  1. wow..this looks awesome..would love to have some..YUMMY YUMMY..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is a Lemonade I could truly love.

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  3. This looks really refreshing. 'Going to try it out this weekend with friends :)

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  4. Oooh so refreshing and tasty!Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Well now I know what I plan to make this summer.

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  6. I bet this is delicious with or without the booze, so refreshing!

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  7. This sounds WAY better than my grandma's lemonade!!

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  8. Stopping by from the citrus blog hop This looks refreshing! Perfect to be drinking in the summertime next to the pool! have a great weekend!

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  9. Cheers! This makes me think of summer :)

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  10. Sounds refreshing! Kinda like an adult lemonade!! Love it!!

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  11. So refreshing! Makes me think of summer evenings when it's not dark out by 4pm!

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  12. Ooh! Totally my kinda drink! Cheers! xx

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  13. Oh my goodness! This lucky lemon beverage looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing. Glad to do citrus-love with you this month.

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  14. A very refreshing drink, perfect for summer!!

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  15. I love sour drinks...the sounds great!

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  16. Welcome to the bloghop! This looks like something I would have imbibed back in the day. :)

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  17. wow that is a nicely refreshing and seasonal cocktail. Great addition to the blog hop and first spirit I've seen so far!

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  18. Oh this sounds extremely refreshing! Beautiful! Hugs, Terra

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  19. this is the kind of lemon drink I could try only after I put my baby girl to bed at night.

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  20. I just love your blog and your recipes... you're amazing! i'm glad I found you!!

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  21. What a tasty, tasty cocktail! Can't wait for it to warm up to try it!

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  22. Sounds good - however I would rather use the lemon zest and the lemon juice separate... and I would not use 7up - no need for HFCS or any other "artificial flavors".

    You can do your own lemon soda - which kicks any commercial ones into a...

    Zest your lemons and add fructose [fruit sugar] - you can use also ol' normal caster sugar - however the mouth feel and the edge of fructose is much better... Add a little citric acid [lemon salt - a little goes a long way] - muddle and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Add a little water and dissolve the fructose and citric acid.

    Strain the syrup and add it to club soda. Add your spirit [rum is nice - gin is greater - if you want to use something quite neutral, use at least citrus infused vodka - maybe HangarOne Buddhas hand???].

    You can use also the lemon juice - however it will taste more delicious and more distinctive if you don't use it... It taste like spirit & 7up- only much much better!

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  23. I've said it before and will say it again. I love ladies night!

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  24. Can i also use limes other than lemons.

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    1. We have never tried limes, but they should be perfectly interchangeable. Let us know how it comes out.

      Best,

      Donna

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