You asked and I oblige! Some of you have noticed my (ahem, somewhat frequent) social media posts about making lemonade martinis. I was asked for the recipe, so here it is!
It all began on a hot summer evening. I was feeling kinda tired of wine and thought that a simple fresh lemonade would hit the spot. I squeezed some fresh lemon, added filtered water and stevia and then thought, “You know what would be really good with this lemonade? – Vodka.”
I recommend using a naturally gluten free vodka. There are some people who say that the distillation process will remove the gluten from grain-based hard alcohol such as grain-based vodka and whiskey, but many Celiacs seem to get sick anyway. I say why risk it?
Liqueur is tricky. Often times companies will take a perfectly good, naturally gluten free alcohol and add gluten in it when they add a flavor. Don’t ask me why, it doesn’t make sense. So I was thrilled to find a potato-based Strawberry Sorbetta Liqueur from Long Island Spirits which is naturally gluten free (potato-based vodka) and stays that way. This recipe is inspired by their Long Island Strawberry Lemonade recipe.
Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Martini
- 1.5 oz potato vodka
- 1 oz Strawberry Sorbetta
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon
- 2 drops liquid stevia
- 1 ice cube
- 1 strawberry (leaves cut off)
Place the vodka, Strawberry Sorbetta, water, lemon, stevia and ice in a shaker (I use a mason jar cuz that’s how I roll) and shake. Poor into a martini glass. Add the strawberry – you’ll have a vodka-filled strawberry at the end! Serve. This will fill your martini glass and make a little bit extra.
Now hurry and drink up while we still have a bit of summer left!
Disclaimer: I may have been drinking one of these while writing this….