- 2 cups of Sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 large mint sprig, finely chopped, plus sprigs for garnish
- 8 ounces lemon-flavored vodka
- Splash of sparkling water
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest for garnish
Mix the Sugar and water in a small pot and boil for 3 minutes to make a simple syrup. Let cool.
In medium bowl, stir together 1 cup syrup (leftover syrup can be refrigerated indefinitely), the lemon juice and the chopped mint. Pour mixture into ice-cube tray and freeze for one hour.
In a blender, blend together frozen cubes, sparkling water, chopped mint and vodka.
Pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon zest.
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