This post is apart of The Details, exploring and examining all of the awesome and intimate parts that make up a wedding celebration.

The Lemon Vodka Tonic

I came across a great little shop in the Roncesvalles Area last week, The Mercantile.  Nestled  in the back, after you wind your way around all sorts of cool kitchen & cocktail gadgets, food items & bakeware, is a small cooler. I was pleasantly surprise to see all sorts of independent and cool sodas and tonics.  The first to catch my eye was a brand called Fever-Tree.  In a decidedly simple twist on things - I saw that they had a lemon flavored tonic.  Now, I know that there are more flavored vodkas in the world than, well, I don't know what, but there is a ton.  My thing is, if your vodka tastes like raspberries (which are delicious)  - but raspeberries are not listed on the ingredients in some form  thats kinda freaky.  I mean just what exaclty are they adding to the spirit? Voodoo? Flavor and perfume packs? Who knows. I'm a keep-it-simple kinda guy.  Having a flavored tonic or club soda - genius.  Yes, you probably could just squeeze a lemon over your cocktail too. These tonics really are better than average, though, so give 'em a try.        

*2 ounces Vodka
*Lemon Tonic Water

Fill a highball glass with ice.  Add vodka and Lemon Tonic.  Garnish with a lemon peel/slice.  Enjoy, hopefully on a day when the mercury is high, and the porch is looking comfortable. :)

JB

**Note: I am not in any way being compensated for the Signature Cocktail posts!  It's a fun way to shoot The Details, and all the choices/brands so far have been due to availability and personal preference.  If Blanton's wants to give me a call though, that would be awesome..... :) !