Greek Ouzo Lemonito Cocktail Drink- Valentine’s Day Special
Happy Friday evening! I cooked up a fun live session the other day with my friend Sophia from chefsoph.com. If you watched us live, we made crusted lamb, skordalia, and this very delicious Greek-inspired mojito cocktail. The Greek-inspired is the “ouzo” and lemon in the mix.
Greek Ouzo Lemonito Cocktail Drink
- 2 ounces of ouzo (I prefer Barbayanni brand)
- A handful of fresh mint leaves (reserve a few to serve)
- 1 tablespoon of organic sugar (reserve more for rimming the glass)
- 1/2 cup of club soda
- 2 tablespoons of lemon simple syrup or lemon mixer
- 1 lemon (reserve slices) (1 tablespoon of juice)
- A handful of ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon Blue Curacao (for the blue color) You can adjust the color by adding more or less.
- In a shaker muddle the mint, sugar, and lemon juice. Make a wet paste and try to muddle the mint so you get all the oils out of the leaves.
- Then pour the ouzo, lemon simple syrup, or mixer, and mix to combine. Toss in a few ice cubes, cover the shaker and shake shake shake. Once the mixture is blended, pour inside a cocktail glass filled with crushed iced. Top off with club soda. Serve with a lemon slice and mint.
- To make the cocktail “blue” add about a tablespoon or tablespoon half of Blue Curacao to the drink and stir.
- I used a meat tenderizer tool for the muddling. But I do recommend getting your hands on a muddler.
- The more mint the better.
- Make sure to double the ingredients to make 2 servings
- Blue Curacao makes a beautiful “Greek” color cocktail
- You can use either lemon simple syrup or a lemon cocktail mixer such as
- You can rim the glass with lemon and then sugar. We did this for my “Taste of Greece” event and it was fun!
- You can sub lime for lemon if you like.
- Try out my tasty “Greek Lime Mojito” using Metaxa in my second cookbook – A Drop of Ladi & My Greek Soul