Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Please drink responsibly and other disclaimers

Planning to entertain on the Fourth? I've got a drink suggestion for you. It's a cocktail I created by modifying and combining a few other recipes.

Crush about a handful of blueberries in about a teaspoon of sugar (use a fork to mash them in a bowl).

Place them at the bottom of a glass.

Add crushed ice and pour some raspberry-flavored vodka over the ice. (Add a little fresh squeezed lemon to the vodka).

Top with crushed raspberries.

My friend Marianne and I consider ourselves connoisseurs of martinis... because that's just a nicer word than some others we could come up with. And we like to experiment. Marianne bests me more often than not, mostly because she makes a really strong drink. And the speed at which your tongue becomes numb is one of the criteria we use in judging a cocktail.

But this was my invention and we thought it was quite tasty. We toyed with different names. The Firecracker...The Red, White, and Blue...The Patriot. In the end we settled for: Gimme a nuther of that little drinkie-poo, wouldja?

You can also make a non-alcohol version; just substitute Sprite or another clear soda (or pop, if you live in the South) for the vodka. Yummy!

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Songbirdtiff said...

Yum! I'll have to try this, it looks like the perfect summer drink.

Angie said...

Now this looks like a drink I could enjoy! And as a southerner, I must say that I have never referred to a soft drink as pop. In my house, everything soft drink related is Coke. Maybe it's because I'm in such close proximity to Atlanta or because the first Coke bottling facility resided in my city. It's probably the latter. :-)

Caren said...

Sounds delish! I'll skip the raspberry vodka though and go straight for the plain stuff, more my cup of tea...or vodka so to speak! I'll be sure to give this a try soon.

Hooked on Houses said...

This looks yummy. Anything fruity and icy and I'm there. Love what you named your drink, too! -Julia :-)

Wasabi Bratwurst said...

oooo this looks tasty. I would probably do the straight vodka too. But yeah, this is right up my wheelhouse! Thanks for stopping by my website, see you around.