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Recipe: Lemon Lawnmowers

This may be the perfect summertime cocktail for the poolside and backyard alike. Although a few of them may get you a little frisky and feeling like doing some yardwork, please resist the urge of breaking out the lawn mower. This recipe makes 8 cocktails, and will surely impress the guests at your backyard barbeque shindig.


  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice, strained
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 1/2 cups premium vodka


1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stire to dissolve sugar, making a simple syrup. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refridgerate until chilled.

2. In a large pitcher, combine syrup with lemon juice, remaining 7 cups of water, and vodka. Mix well.

3. Serve in ice filled glasses garnished with a lemon wedge and mint sprig. Enjoy!

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