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LEMON AND MINT VODKA COOLER

Last updated on 7 November 2016

Food stylist Lisa Clark knows all the shortcuts when it comes to quick and easy entertaining. Try this crowd-pleasing menu next time you’re having friends over for a relaxed lunch

LEMON AND MINT VODKA COOLER

INGREDIENTS

  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 500ml water
  • zest of 6 large lemons
  • 500ml lemon juice (about 10 lemons)
  • 30g mint leaves, roughly chopped

 

TO SERVE:

  • vodka, to taste (optional)
  • ice
  • slices of fresh lemon
  • fresh mint

METHOD

1. Place the sugar, water and lemon zest in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for about 3 minutes, add the lemon juice and bring to the boil again.
2. Remove from the heat and allow the cordial to cool before adding the mint. Store in a clean jar or bottle.
3. To serve, dilute about 1 part cordial to 6 parts water. Add vodka to taste (optional). Serve in glasses with ice, slices of lemon and sprigs of mint.

This recipe makes 2 litres.

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RECIPES AND STYLING: LISA CLARK