While at work today at the Polka Dot Cake Studio I created a new recipe for Vanilla Bean Lemonade. I wanted to make a lemonade that would work with the sweetness of the cakes we sold in the store, and was inspired by a recipe for Vanilla Bean Lemonade in the appropriately titled book, Lemonade. I created my own version using ingredients at the bakery, and was pleasantly surprised with the results.
Usually I’m not a big fan of lemonade, but the vanilla bean really smooths out the flavor and makes a nice combination with the tart lemons. I tested out a sample batch on a few people who came into the store, and they seemed to like it (although everything seems better when you get a free sample!) We’ll be selling it this Saturday at the bakery so stop by if you’re in the neighborhood. It’s a work in progress, so let me know what you think.
Polka Dot Cake Studio
312 Bleecker Street (between Seventh Avenue and Grove Street)
Subway: 1/9 to Christopher Street