Lemon Crush Cocktail

 

I had one of the best dinners of well, ever a few weeks ago while in Northern Wisconsin.  The location was gorgeous, the food simply outstanding and the cocktails were out of this world.  One of my favorite cocktails was one I had the first time we went (yes, went more than once, a sign of an amazing meal!), called the Lemon Crush.  Just about every cocktail on the menu was a cocktail creation from the liquor gods themselves.

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While some of the ingredients are a little out of the ordinary (um who is keeping elderflower liquor around everyday?), this lemon cocktail was totally doable to recreate.  At first, I wasn’t quite sure how to approach this lemon spiked elixir.  After a few tries with different flavors of sorbet and various spirits, I had it! Taking a sip of the recreation took me right back to vacation time.

Lemon Crush Cocktail

 

The flavor of this lemon cocktail is sweet+tart+boozy, the perfect cocktail trifecta.  While this would be perfect as a happy hour or dessert drink, it would also pair perfectly with a salad or light pasta dish.  If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, feel free to stir up the cocktail in a glass, just be sure that the sorbet melts a bit before adding the sparkling wine. No matter what you drink it with, it’s a perfect compliment to the approach of the end of summer.

Lemon Crush Cocktail

 

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Lemon Crush Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Yields 1 cocktail
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup lemon sorbet
  • 8 ounces sparkling wine or champagne

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, vodka, zest and juice of lemon, and lemon sorbet. Shake for 20-30 seconds, or until everything is combined throughout. Pour into tall glass and top with sparkling wine, garnish with a cherry and drink up!