Southern Squeeze, featuring Cirrus

A spin on a vodka or “spiked” lemonade but with a hint of watermelon to balance acidity and lemon/lime soda to provide slight effervescence. A perfect cocktail to enjoy in the shade of a covered patio on a hot summer afternoon.

1.5 oz Cirrus Vodka
1 oz Watermelon Simple Syrup
Freshly squeezed juice from half of a lemon
Lemon/Lime Soda (to top off)

Build all ingredients (except lemon/lime soda) into a mixing glass with ice and gently stir. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice and top off with lemon/lime soda. Give one final gentle stir. Garnish with a wheel or wedge of lemon.

Matt Billingsley of the Postbellum
1323 W. Main St. Richmond, VA 23220