High West Vodka 7000' Lemonade

A modern classic based on the recipe for Gluwein enjoyed in Switzerland. Lemonade is made with a simple syrup mulled with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. This is very refreshing in the summer or a great warm-up après ski.

RECIPE:

Step 1: The Spiced Syrup


Yield: 1.5 qt (or 6 qts finished lemonade: enough for 40 cocktails!)
5 Cups Sugar
4 Cups Water
2 Lemons
4 oz Whole Cloves
4 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Vanilla Bean
1 Whole Nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:
• Cut the lemons into halves
• Put all the ingredients together in a pot and make sure to mix it well, so it doesn’t burn on the bottom
• When the syrup starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer for 30-40 mins
• Strain the syrup and cool in a separate container

Step 2: The Lemonade

Mix together the following:
1 cup High West Spiced Syrup
1 cup Fresh lemon juice (approx. 6-8 lemons)
1 1/2 cup Fresh water

Step 3: The Cocktail
1.5 oz High West 7000' vodka
4 -5 oz High West lemonade
Splash of Pomegranate Juice
Mint sprig

Fill rocks glass with ice, Vodka 7000’, and High West lemonade. Top with a splash of pomegranate juice and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.