It was a great weekend for cooking out and company. I requested a bottle of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka from the ABC store in Virginia, as I knew they carried it. It seems that my bottle was the very first bottle that they had ever sold. Cathead, a distillery in Mississippi, has a wonderful vodka that gets distilled six times which makes for a really smooth taste on the palate. In an era of flavored vodkas, their honeysuckle is one of a kind. At 70 proof it is a bit less potent than the plain vodka, and some people feel the alcohol is a bit harsh, compared to the plain Cathead, but I thought it was fine.
A favorite cocktail for the Honeysuckle is a Cathead Lemonade. Several bars offer it up with freshly squeezed lemons, simple syrups, fancy syrups, and this and that. Don't get me wrong, I love homemade-- there is always something steeping, fermenting, and distilling at my house. But company and cooking and washing dishes and and and....
Sometimes a girl needs a quick pick-me-up. Taking a cue from last year's hit cocktail, the Ann's We Don't Have Electricity But We Have Tequila Margarita, the new summer drink of choice is a vodka version. All you need is some Simply Lemonade, or homemade lemonade of your choice and a bottle of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka... and a glass.
Cathead Honeysuckle Lemonade.
2 ounces Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
6 ounces lemonade
Pour in a ice filled glass and garnish with a lemon, or not.
This is great. It is refreshing. If you have chores to do later in the afternoon, only drink one. If you have someone else to cook and clean-up have a couple! Enjoy.