Limoncello Vodka Collins

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 drinks
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Ingredients

1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 to 7 lemons), divided

2 tablespoons kosher salt 

2 tablespoons granulated sugar 

1 1/2 cups good vodka, such as Grey Goose 

6 tablespoons sugar syrup (see Cook's Note) 

1/4 cup Italian limoncello liqueur 

1 1/2 cups cold sparkling water, such as San Pellegrino 

Ice cubes 

Thinly sliced lemon rounds, for serving 

Directions

  1. For the salt-sugar rim on the glasses, pour 1/4 cup of the lemon juice in a shallow bowl. Combine the salt and sugar on a small plate. Dip the rim of the glasses first in the lemon juice and then dip them lightly in the salt-sugar mixture. Set aside to dry.
  2. Combine the vodka, the 1 cup of lemon juice, sugar syrup, and limoncello in a large pitcher. Just before serving, pour in the sparkling water and stir.
  3. Fill each glass with ice. Pour the cocktail mixture over the ice, garnish each drink with a slice of lemon, and serve ice cold.

Cook’s Note

To make this sugar syrup, combine 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and cook until the sugar dissolves. Cool.