My boyfriend Brian makes fab cocktails. He came over the other night for a post-work cocktail, only to find that there weren’t really any mixers in my house (greattt job Laur). We found a week-old bottle of tangerine lime seltzer and key limes…”That will work,” he said, and my champion improviser went to work.
We were both expecting sub-par, but this drink turned out to be great – I credit the bartending skills (…and the limes).
Brian’s Key Lime Sublime
(he even comes up with clever names)
1 part Skyy vodka
1 part Safeway “Clear” Tangerine Lime sparkling water
1 key lime.
Pour vodka and sparkling water in a shaker with lots of ice.
Shake well to dilute some of the carbonation.
Serve over ice in a rocks glass with one key lime quarted and squeezed on top.
Stir right before serving.