Photo by Ken Goodman


6 ounces vodka
2 1/2 ounces Limoncello 
4 ounces lemon juice
3 ounces simple syrup
16 ounces soda water 
Lemon slices and mint leaves for garnish

Recipe notes: This recipe could be modified to include fresh strawberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries in addition to the mint and lemon garnishes if they are in season. 


Mr. Beard's Citrus Cooler

Victoria Jordan-Rodriguez

Director of House Operations and House Events, James Beard Foundation, NYC

This refreshing, vodka-spiked Limoncello cocktail is the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness, so mix up an entire pitcher’s worth.

Yield: 6 servings


Make the simple syrup: mix equal parts hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved.

Make the cocktail: combine all ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher. Stir gently and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves. Serve over ice.