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Fans of al fresco dining will be delighted to learn the courtyard surrounding Sophia’s Grotto in Roslindale Village is finally free of snow. To celebrate the return of warmer temperatures, they’ve divulged the special recipe for one of their refreshing signature cocktails, the “Sophia Loren,” and it promises to be your new go-to drink for the season.


  • 6 mint leaves
  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 3 ounces sour mix
  • citron vodka


  1. Muddle mint leaves, lemon wedges, sour mix and cane sugar in a pint glass.
  2. Fill with ice and top glass with Citron Vodka.
  3. Shake until frothy.
  4. Strain into Martini glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.