Tequila Lemonade

Mexican Restaurant Recipe

Serves 2

ice cubes, (about 2 cups)
8 Meyer lemons
dash sugar cane syrup or simple syrup
4 sprigs fresh peppermint, leaves torn
1 lemon, sliced into wheels
4 ounces Tequila
dash of soda water or seltzer
2 vanilla beans, for garnish

Into a pitcher, put about 2 scoops of ice cubes. Squeeze in the juice of 8 Meyer lemons or 8 regular lemons in a pinch! Add several dashes of sugar cane syrup. Add the leaves of 2 fresh mint sprigs, torn into pieces. Add a few lemon wheels for garnish. Add 4 ounces of Tequila and give it a stir. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

When serving, put the ice in tall glasses, and pour the Tequila Lemonade over the top. Top up with a splash of fizzy soda water. Garnish each glass with a wheel of lemon, a vanilla bean, a sprig of mint, and a paper umbrella.

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