It’s Memorial Day weekend, and we all know what that means- summer is here! Well actually, it means a lot more than that. It really means that it is barbecue and fruity cocktail season! So this weekend, as you start planning what beverages you will have at your BBQ or evening rendezvous, I’ve crafted a few patriotic cocktail recipes, using none other than Stoli Gluten Free.
If you didn’t catch my last post about Stoli’s new gluten-free vodka, Stoli introduced Stoli Gluten Free earlier this month. Made from naturally gluten-free ingredients (88% corn and 12% buckwheat), the drink has a unique taste and bold flavor… and most importantly; it is totally safe for us gluten-free folks!
I’ve been recipe testing with Stoli GF for about a month now, and its smooth taste makes it the perfect alcohol component for your (gluten-free) cocktails. This week, in the spirit of red, white, and blue, I made Strawberry and Blueberry Lemonade Vodka pitchers!
Strawberry Lemonade Vodka
What You Will Need:
For the syrup:
1 Cup Strawberries
1 Cup Sugar (I used Organic Cane Sugar)
1 Cup Water
For the Pitcher:
1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Cup Stoli Gluten Free
4 Cups Water
What You Will Do:
First make simple syrup. In a saucepan, boil 1 Cup of water. Once boiling, add in 1 Cup Sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Once dissolved, let your syrup cool.
Add 1 Cup Strawberries and bring back to a boil.
Let the strawberries boil for about 10 minutes… you will notice the syrup will turn red and thicken!
After 10 minutes let your strawberry syrup cool.
In a pitcher, combine strawberry syrup, 1 Cup fresh lemon juice, 1 Cup Stoli Gluten Free, and 4-6 Cups of Water.
Stir together, add some ice, and you have yourself a pitcher of Strawberry Lemonade Vodka!
Now repeat, but this time use blueberries!!
And if you want to spice this recipe up a bit, rather then combine all ingredients in a pitcher, combine them in a blender and add a bag of ice. Blend together and this will make frozen lemonades!
For more info about Stoli Gluten Free, check out our recent review, here!