Fourth of July

Bobby Flay-inspired Hard Lemonade

August  7, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

It doesn't get much better than watching the horses work out in the mornings at Saratoga Race Course .... unless it's watching Bobby Flay watch his horses work out in the mornings at Saratoga! This is inspired by Bobby's recipe for minted lemonade. —wssmom

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Juice from 10-12 lemons, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • silver rum
  • 3 cups seltzer, chilled
  • 1/2 bunch mint sprigs
  1. Prepare a simple syrup by mixing the sugar with 1 1/2 cups water in a small pan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve, and let cool.
  2. Stem the strawberries and puree with about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the lemon juice. Put through a sieve to remove seeds and errant bits.
  3. In a large, attractive pitcher, combine 3/4 cup simple syrup with the strawberry-lemon puree and the remainder of the lemon juice. Sample and if desired, add more simple syrup to taste.
  4. Add the mint to the pitcher along with the rum (one ounce per serving) and chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Add the cold seltzer and serve over ice. Kick back and enjoy the fourth race!
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10 Reviews

lorigoldsby August 24, 2011
I missed this recipe earlier--love me some Bobby Flay--will have to compromise with the hard lemonade!
wssmom August 24, 2011
LOL any way you want it!
arielleclementine August 11, 2011
Thanks for the recipe! Sounds perfect!
wssmom August 11, 2011
My pleasure,
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 9, 2011
Bobby Flay is a tasty treat.
wssmom August 9, 2011
...and such a nice guy!
boulangere August 9, 2011
I'd love to hang out at the track with you - with glasses of this!
wssmom August 9, 2011
As close to horse heaven as you could get!
dymnyno August 9, 2011
wssmom August 9, 2011