Mr. Beard's Citrus Cooler
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.
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
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.