vodka lemonade

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
18-20 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 45 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 Water

Step 3: The Cocktail
1.5 oz High West 7000' Vodka
4 -5 oz High West Lemonade
Splash of Pomegranate Juice
Mint Sprig Garnish

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

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Photos by Trevor Hooper