It's summer. Let's have lemonade, yes? But not basic lemonade. Oh no. We're talking white currant lemonade and we're going to turn it into a cocktail. Currants are very, very interesting and until this summer I have never been able to find them. EVER. When my Dad, husband and I went to an Amish market in Maryland the other weekend, lo and behold, we found currants. 

White currants to me are very, very tart and they do need some sweetness to balance them out and enjoy. The majority of what I love about currants is honestly their appearance. They're like delicate little grapes and man do Europeans make them look amazing on Instagram. But no matter where you live, you'll love them for their vitamin C content for sure.  

Summer White Currant Lemonade Cocktail
Summer White Currant Lemonade Cocktail
Summer White Currant Lemonade Cocktail
Summer White Currant Lemonade Cocktail

White Currant Lemonade Cocktail

Makes 2 cocktails

/// Ingredients ///

  • 1 cup White Currants
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • Equal part water to lemon juice
  • Sugar (start small and taste!) 
  • 2 shots vodka

/// Directions /// Remove currants from stems. In a blender add lemon juice, currants and water. Blend and strain to remove the solids of the white currants. Taste and add sugar. Add vodka and stir again. Pour over ice and garnish with currants. 

Summer White Currant Lemonade Cocktail
Summer White Currant Lemonade Cocktail

Have you used white currants before? What should I do with the extras?

 

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.