“What are you doing later? Drinking heavily?”
“Don’t you love how I invite myself over?”
“Cocktail menu: Pomegranate Martini, Bichon Frise, Boheme, and my newest, Deal Breaker. Do you have aperol? An hour? Anytime you need.”
“No aperol. Lemons, vodka, the usual. Around 6pm? Too late?”
“Perfect. Bring nothing.”
(makes 1 with extra for refilling)
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. elderflower liquor
1/2 lemon squeezed
Fill a large martini glass with ice and water.
Remove zest from edge of lemon with a sharp knife
to make a twist. Set aside.
Fill a shaker with ice. Add vodka, elderflower liquor,
lemon juice from 1/2 lemon, the half of lemon and
top off the entire thing with POM juice.
Shake vigorously until your fingers stick to the outside
of the shaker.
Pour ice water out of glass. Strain POM mixture into
cold glass. Garnish with lemon twist. Enjoy.
“Cocktail and snacks were just what I needed. Thanks.❤”
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According to Oprah, she has become quite the entertainer especially at her home in Maui. In fact, she featured a delicious sounding cocktail including pineapple infused vodka, fresh squeezed pineapple juice, smoked pineapple and lemongrass among a few other ingredients. Yum. But way too fussy for me to even attempt. I mean, am I really going to juice the pineapple and smoke the discarded pieces? Nope. Continue reading →
Oh yeah. Ginger and lemon. Not too sweet, just the perfect amount of sour. And did I mention that this one was invented for me by my husband and my sister in honor of my 50th birthday? Yes. But watch out, it will come up on you quickly. I recommend Canton Ginger Liquor. Keep it on hand in your arsenal, there are many delicious concoctions that can be made with it.
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