The Simple Spatula

Category: Vodka

Here we go again.

Limoncello, round two. Maybe I’ll make a yearly tradition out of it. I used Meyer lemons this time, which is appropriate given my current obsession with all things meyer lemon. Disregard the fact that real limoncello is made with Eureka lemons and certainly not Meyer lemons since we don’t even actually know what they are. [...]

Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade

Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade Do as I did and add a shot of homemade limoncello or enjoy it straight. A shot of vodka would also give it a kick. 3 cups fresh lemon juice (about 16 lemons)* 12 cups of water 3 cups natural cane sugar 12oz. raspberries Combine the sugar and 3 cups of water [...]

Homemade Limoncello and Eighteen Bald Lemons

Flashback to September of 2007. Unpasteurized apple cider aplenty at the farmer’s market and me with too much time on my hands. The idea dawned on me to make my own hard apple cider. Why on earth did I want to make 5 gallons of hard cider? I don’t drink very often and I don’t [...]


Alexis’ family introduced me to the camtini. I’m pretty sure it’s named for her mother Camille (correct me if I’m wrong, Alexis.) It’s a vodka based martini with pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and champagne and it is definitely my drink of choice at her house. Fill a shaker with ice cubes, add 3oz vodka, 1oz [...]