Monday, May 19, 2014

Cocktail Hour: Cilantro Citrus Spritzer

What the heck is a spritzer anyhow? Well, I'm now defining it as any fizzy, fresh and fancy cocktail. And yeah... it's my blog, so I'm going to write my own cocktail definitions. Or maybe I'm wayyyyy off?

Swammy? Slippy? Swanson? Spritzer?

Anywhoodle... now the it's heating up around here, I'm in the mood for something more refreshing than my red wine. Enter the summer spritzer -- cold and tart. This version I whipped up on one of our first hot evenings has the herbacious bite of cilantro with lip-puckering citrus, all rounded out with a bit of sweet and cooling coconut.

Cilantro Citrus Spritzer
Makes two generous cocktails
4 shots good-quality vodka
Juice of 1 lime, plus a few slices
Juice of 1 lemon, plus a few slices
1 handful cilantro leaves
1 can LaCroix coconut soda water (If you can't find it, sub for 1part coconut water, 1 part club soda)

Combine vodka, lime juice, lemon juice, cilantro and ice in a cocktail shaker. Give it a vigorous shake and pour into big glasses and top off with coconut water. Garnish with lemon and lime slices and enjoy!

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