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A Shot of Summer (Aka Yucka)

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“This is a labor day party favorite. Make sure everyone gets involved in the process. In my family we make everyone stand in a circle and each person contributes to a task. Example, one person pours vodka, another adds one cup sugar, one squeezes half a lemon, etc.... Its very yummy but STRONG. New comers to our Labor Day Party always love this. Great for summer parties. *You may try it with Mango, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Lemon, Lime, Blueberry or any other variation of vodka for a twist, but I have found that plain vodka is the best bet for a big crowd. Flavored vodka can sometimes be too much, but feel free to experiment*”
10 small drinks

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large mason jar (at least a half gallon)
  • 1 bottle of sky vodka (or another quality vodka)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 lemons
  • 3 limes
  • ice


  1. Roll the lemons and limes on a hard surface with the palm of your hand to make "juicing" easier.
  2. Cut both lemons and limes in half
  3. Fill mason jar to the top with ice.
  4. Pour in 1 bottle of vodka, this will melt the ice which is exactly what you want.
  5. Add two cups sugar
  6. Give everyone a half a lemon or lime and ask them to squeeze it into the mason jar.
  7. When all juice has been squeezed, fill mason jar again with ice and tighten the lid.
  8. Wrap the jar with a towel
  9. SHAKE IT! Pass the jar around shaking side to side until the jar has frosted over. This should take the most time and it would be exhausting to do yourself so get everyone involved.
  10. Unwrap the jar and release the lid. Pour in to small cups for shots or if you are with a close crowd drink straight from the jar.

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