Saturday, February 5, 2011

DIY: GO PACK! Mint Lemon Drops

Posted by Katie

The roomie is a HUGE Packer fan.

We don't have a TV, so last year she used to drag me to Joshua Tree to watch games. I would sit quietly and read about Max Perkins (Editor of Genius) while she would yell at one of the many over-sized screens. Sometimes she would cover her eyes and ask me to tell her what happened. "Uh.... I think they made a point or something?"

This year, she's taken to invading Anna's apartment on Sundays. Shannon gets to watch the game and Anna gets to make her famous buffalo chicken dip. It's win-win for everybody.

And what with the Packers making it to this year's bowl, there's no way Shannon's celebration was only going to be contained to one day, so we started off Superbowl weekend by making these Packer-inspired Mint Lemon Drops:


- 1.5 oz citrus vodka
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 3 springs fresh mint
- spoonful of simple syrup
- green sugar sprinkles

Blend lemon juice and mint leaves in food processor.
Combine mint puree, vodka, triple sec and simple syrup in shaker over ice.
Shake. Pour in green sprinkle-rimmed glass. Garnish with lemon.


We wanted to make these drops extra-festive, so I played up the green and gold theme by rimming our glasses with green sugar sprinkles.

The cocktails came out cute, but the green dye from the sprinkles stays on your lips, so for a more refined affair, maybe go with regular sugar instead.

P.S. Imbibe Magazine (my new fave) has some other Superbowl drink ideas too. Check them out here.