Lemon Mint Shake Ups
While at fairs and festivals, lemon shake-ups are grainy with sugar, I prefer mine to be smooth like lemonade. I add fresh mint to make them extra refreshing. When guests come over, Sam will add vodka for a fun cocktail.
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Juice and zest of 6 lemons
20 leaves of fresh mint
8 cups crushed ice
4 sprigs of mint for garnish
On the stove, boil water, sugar, lemon juice and zest, and leaves of mint until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 cup with two cups of ice. Shake vigorously until slightly foamy and pour into a 16 ounce glass. Garnish with mint sprig.
This original recipe is property of Chef Alexa Lemley and may be used with permission.