My friend and I attended a Pampered Chef party back in February where the host served us a fabulous liquid concoction she called a “Lemon Gingertini”. This alcoholic beverage tantalized the taste buds with a hint of lemon, a touch of ginger, and a splash of vodka.
Since February my friend and I have been on a quest to find this recipe. We have googled, binged, and asked a million people with no luck (even the host had misplaced the recipe). Until today! I FOUND IT!! I am so excited I have to share this refreshing little drink recipe with my bloggidy readers.
Alas, I present to you the elusive Lemon Gingertini Recipe:
2 lemons, divided
1 2½-in. piece fresh ginger root (about 2 oz), peeled
¼ cup sugar
1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate
4 cups (1 L) chilled club soda
1 cup lemon-flavored vodka (optional)
½ cup lemon sorbet
1. Zest lemons. Cut lemons in half crosswise. Cut two thin slices from one lemon. Cut slices into quarters and cut one slit into each quarter; set quarters aside for garnish. Juice remaining lemons to measure about ⅓ cup.
2. Finely mince ginger root. Combine lemon zest, juice, ginger and sugar; cover loosely with lid. Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
3. Place lemonade concentrate into a large pitcher. Pour ginger mixture through strainer into pitcher; discard ginger. Add club soda and vodka. Place lid onto pitcher and stir.
4. To serve, place 1 small scoop of sorbet into glasses. Pour beverage over sorbet. Garnish glasses with reserved lemon quarters.
yields: 8 servings (about 7 glasses)