The Spread SONO "Carlito's Way" Vodka Cocktail Recipe

The Spread in South Norwalk participated in the recent "Community Plate" event in Stamford and we had the chance to taste their special Vodka cocktail, "Carlito's Way."  Carlito's Way was named in honor of their executive chef, Carlos Baez. The Spread was nice enough to provide us with the cocktail recipe so you can try it home.

The Spread SONO Carlitos Way Cocktail Recipe

  • 2 oz vodka
  • .5 oz lemon and basil infused simple syrup (directions below)
  • .5 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • .25 oz grapefruit infused balsamic (directions below)
To make the cocktail, simply mix all ingredients in a high-ball glass over ice, shake to mix, and garnish with a fresh basil leaf!

How to Make Lemon and Basil Infused Simple Syrup: put basil leaves and lemon segments in a blender, amounts to taste, then mix with sugar water and strain through cheesecloth

How to Make Grapefruit Infused Balsamic: this can be made by infusing white balsamic with grapefruit rinds or can be purchased at a specialty oil/vinegar store.

The Spread South Norwalk
70 N. Main Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854


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