I must admit, I’m really ready for crisp autumn weather. The steamy temperatures and tropical showers that have plagued the east coast for the last week … well, I’m so over it all. Would you believe a second summer-like storm paralyzed the Long Island Railroad with a lightning strike the other day? (As if riding the LIRR wasn’t already a “Groundhog Day” experience.) Yes indeed, summer is clinging to the calendar in a particularly mean-spirited way.
I refuse to let the last of summer’s nasty tantrums get me down but prefer to recollect the warmth and balmy breezes of past weeks. This Long Island Vodka Lime Cocktail is a tart, fresh summer memory in a martini glass. The recipe uses Long Island’s own LiV Vodka, made on the North Fork and LiV’s Sorbetta Lime Liqueur, a small batch liqueur crafted from LiV Vodka. One sip is like a bright, morning walk on the beach.
Long Island Vodka Lime Cocktail
2 ounces LiV Vodka
1 ounce Sorbetta Lime
1 ounce Simple Sugar
Juice of one lime
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
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