We asked ourselves…what’s a great drink for the summertime? Lemonade is something that always comes to mind, but we wanted to give it a little more oomph. That’s why we put on our mixologist hat and started crafting a lemon vodka cocktail that would be great for warm summer nights. We’re busy people, so we kept this one simple. Our Eastern Shore Buzz has only four ingredients (and that’s counting the water in the honey syrup), so it’s a breeze to whip up when you have guests drop in.
This cocktail isn’t quite a vodka lemonade. It’s a simple mixture of lemon juice, a shot of Tito’s, and a drizzle of honey syrup for sweetness. No need for a super-sugary drink mixe packed with artificial colors and flavors! It’s sweet, but not so sweet, and just tart enough to be refreshing. Swirl your lemon vodka cocktail with a Honey Lollipop for a little more sweetness, if that’s something that you like.
We recommend making this drink fresh for the best flavor. Keep plenty of lemons on hand for when you have friends over, and make a big batch for the occasion. The best citrus to use is Meyer lemons, which have a sweeter, less acidic profile than your regular lemon. That being said, if you don’t have Meyer lemons on hand, regular will work just fine. Play with how much honey syrup you use to get just the right amount of sweetness.
Spice Up our Lemon Vodka Cocktail
If lemon cocktails aren’t quite your thing, switch up your mixer and create something new! Any kind of citrus juice would be great in this cocktail, as would other summer fruits. Play mixologist, and have fun with this cocktail. Here are some ideas:
- Try using grapefruit, blood orange, or navel orange juice.
- Cucumber juice with seltzer would be a great mixer!
- Be bold and add vanilla, black pepper, or a botanical infusion to your cocktail.
If you decide to try this project, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Eastern Shore Buzz
- 1 lemon fresh squeezed
- 1 oz Vodka Tito's
- .5 oz Honey Eastern Shore
- .5 oz water warm
Make Honey syrup
Fill shaker with ice and add vodka, syrup, lemon, and shake
Serve with Honey Lollipop as a garnish