Ingredients:

2 Sugar
2 Water
1 Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Mint Sprig
8 Lemon-Flavored Vodka
1 Sparkling Water
1 Lemon, Zest Of

Directions:

Mix the sugar and water in a small pot and boil for 3 minutes to make a simple syrup.
Let cool.
In medium bowl, stir together 1 cup syrup (leftover syrup can be refrigerated indefinitely, the lemon juice and the chopped mint.
Pour mixture into ice-cube tray and freeze for one hour.
In a blender, blend together frozen cubes, sparkling water, chopped mint and vodka.
Pour into chilled glasses.
Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon zest.