Lemons-To-Lemonade by The Liquid Muse

Recipe by Natalie Bovis, founder of The Liquid Muse

Natalie Bovis of The Liquid Muse is the author of 3 cocktail books, teaches cocktail classes (online, too!), produces mixology and culinary events, pop up dinners, and more. She has created signature cocktails for celebrity events from Los Angeles to Washington DC, and her international accolades include being named one of “Four Women Leading the Liquor Industry” as well as one of “100 Trailblazing Women in Hospitality.” Get recipes and stay informed about upcoming events with The Liquid Museletter (subscribe at TheLiquidMuse.com) and at The Liquid Muse Cocktail & Culinary Club Facebook group.


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce lemon (the juice from about half of a large lemon)
  • 3/4 ounce red wine syrup (slightly heat 1/2 cup wine and stir in 1/2 cup sugar, until dissolved, refrigerate extra up to 1 week)
  • Garnish: lemon wheel

Shake vodka, lemon juice and syrup with ice, strain into a cocktail glass.

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Stay-At-Home Sour

  • 2 parts spirit 
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part syrup (equal parts liquid and sugar)