On Saturday I hosted my 2nd Annual Staycation party to tide us over until spring finally springs. This year, in addition to Staycation Sangria, we tried out a new vodka cocktail, now dubbed Staycation Vodka Delight. Anyway, I think the name Staycation Vodka Delight is apt because it seems that those who indulged in this libation were delighted and that their winter blues were at least temporarily alleviated. Mission accomplished!
Staycation Vodka Delight (adapted from Epicurious)
1/3 cups sugar
1 cup (packed) fresh mint leaves
1 lemon or lime, sliced into rounds
1/2 small cucumber, sliced
2 cups fresh lemon juice
2 cups vodka
2 cups club soda
Muddle mint, sugar, and citrus slicers in a pitcher. Add cucumber slices. Let these ingredients sit for about 30 minutes. Add juice, vodka and club soda and let chill at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Enjoy over ice!