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DIY Finnish Lonkero (a.k.a. Long Drink)

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"My family recently went on a vacation to Finland. In addition to enjoying the food and scenery, many of us fell in love with the lonkero, or long drink. This is a strictly Finnish drink made by combining cheap gin with citrus. The most common flavor is grapefruit, which is reproduced here. Lonkero is not sold in the US so I decided to try to copy it by referring to web sites from other tourists who tried to copy it and reading the ingredients on the company's web site."
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Ingredients

5 m servings 145
Original recipe yields 1 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Add more gin as desired. A shot of alcohol in the US. is usually between 2 tablespoons and 1/4 cup.
  • You can play with the ingredient amounts but I find it tastes best when you use slightly more club soda than grapefruit juice.
  • Substitute club soda for a lemon-lime soda (such as 7Up®, Sprite®, or Sierra Mist®), if desired. The key is to get the bubbles and the different citrus flavor. It's a bit sweeter with Sierra Mist®.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 145 calories; 0.2 17.7 0.9 0 13 Full nutrition

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Try your favorite gin with Mt Dew Ice or MT Dew White Out, I prefer 50/50 but I might pour heavy, 1:2 to 1:1 works just fine. The N.Y. version is more club soda vs the Finnish version has more g...

Nice drink! I played around with the proportions a little too much and made it a bit sour, but that's my own fault. Still quite good.