Happy Hour: Blackcurrant Vodka Lemonade

Normally, looking at my calendar for the week is oddly relaxing. I like to know exactly what I need to do and where I need to be – but these days, it’s just too crowded.

The rest of the month isn’t looking any better. Neither is May.

Actually, I don’t have a free day or weekend until our honeymoon at the end May. At least it will make me appreciate that time off even more…right?

I don’t really like to suggest that you need a drink to unwind or to take a break from your hectic, busy life, ’cause you don’t. But a cold, fresh, blackcurrant lemonade with a splash of vodka…well, it can’t hurt.

1 1/2 oz. citron vodka
1 oz. creme de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur)
2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
lemon slices for garnish

1. In a rocks glass, combine vodka, creme de cassis and lemon juice. Add ice and garnish with lemon slices.
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AnonymousMay 19, 2015 at 7:06 PM
This is a terrible recipe, it comes out far darker than the picture, the amount of lemon juice just makes it a sour mess with a blackcurrant finish


FudgeJune 1, 2015 at 8:58 AM
I’m so sorry you didn’t like it. I’m not sure what would account for yours turning out much darker than mine did – perhaps the brand of creme de cassis? You may try adding more vodka next time to cut some of the sourness…but totally understand if you’re just not feeling this recipe. Maybe the next one! Cheers 🙂 -Sarah


Awais AhmedJanuary 31, 2016 at 5:15 AM
Smell the vodka when you swirl it in the glass. Take small sips, and exhale through nose to fully appreciate its grainy aroma. This may sound fancy to you, but this is how vodka aficionados savour their plain vodka, along with delicious appetizers. what is vodka eye balling