Meyer's Sparkling Lemonade

Need a thirst quencher to beat the heat wave? Here's my refreshing way to chill out!

The Meyer lemon, native to China, is a cross between a tangerine and a Eureka lemon. The Meyer lemon has a delightful aroma and a surprisingly sweeter yet tarty flavor compared to typical lemons found in your local produce markets. Grown mostly in ornamental garden pots, Meyer's lemons can be difficult to find outside of specialty grocers and abundant California groves. Kensington Marmalade Company has changed how we can get our Meyers fix with their locally grown whole-fruit drink mixers. It's not just lemon juice, but whole lemon fruit in every bottle.

We believe the best products come from the best fruit, and there is nothing better than fruit grown with love. - Kensington Marmalade Company

This is not the friendly neighborhood lemonade stand recipe for homemade lemonade (avec the vodka), but it may just be the ideal refreshment to bring dad while he rests on the backyard hammock come Father's Day.  

Meyer's Sparkling Lemonade

In a tall glass filled with ice, mix together ¼ cup vodka, ¼ cup Meyer Lemon Mixer, ½ cup sparkling water, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Garnish with a fresh lemon slice and a sprig of fresh mint.