DIY Finnish Lonkero (a.k.a. Long Drink)
"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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Ingredients5 m servings 145 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (2 cups)
- Place ice cubes in a cocktail glass. Pour gin over ice cubes; add grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and lime juice. Top with club soda and stir gently.
- 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®.
Per Serving: 145 calories; 0.2 g fat; 17.7 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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