I hosted a Girls' Night at our house this weekend and my fabulous friend Jen brought the ingredients for this fun summer cocktail. Jen and I are both big fans of Tasty Kitchen, which is where Jen found this recipe from Cookin' Canuck. I had actually been eyeballing this recipe myself on TK and was excited to try it. Jen played bartender and I took the pics, so Jen is my guest blogger on this one since she actually created these cocktails. Fresh lime juice is definitely the way to go on these drinks - it takes about 2 limes per martini glass and the results are yum yum yum but oh so very potent. Cookin' Canuck warns you to hand over your keys before partaking in these drinks and she is 100% correct!
Thanks to Cookin Canuck and my lovely friend Jen B
Ingredients For 1 Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice (the juice of two limes)
1 1/2 ounces Vodka
1 1/2 ounces Triple Sec
3/4 ounces Simple Syrup
For the simple syrup combine 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely.
For the cocktail fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add lime juice, vodka, triple sec, and 3/4 ounces of simple syrup. Shake well, about 15 second to chill the mixture. Strain into a highball glass or martini glass for a single drink, or if you prefer into 4 separate shot glasses. Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve cold.