Tasty Tuesday

“Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.”
-Simon Fowler

Hello! Can you believe the New Year is upon us? I cannot believe how quickly 2010 has passed! I have a great drink recipe to share with you - it is one of my favorites, in fact I may make it too much. Enjoy!

“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.”
-Latin Proverb

Winter Mimosa
Serves 2


* 1 cup water
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 Tbsp whole cloves
* Cocktail Sugar
* 2 oz Asti or champagne
* 1 clementine orange, un-peeled, cut in half
* 1 oz vanilla vodka
* 2 oz orange juice
* fresh raspberries

Equipment Needed:

* Cocktail shaker
* Muddler
* 2 champagne glasses


1.) Make clove simple syrup:

a.) Add water, sugar, and cloves to small saucepan on low.
b.) Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
c.) Chill and strain out cloves.
d.) Set aside 1 1/2 oz syrup; refrigerate remainder for other uses.

2.) Moisten glass rims w/citrus wedge & coat with cocktail sugar.
3.) Chill glasses.
4.) Pour 1 oz asti into each chilled champagne glass.
5.) Muddle orange and syrup in bar shaker; fill with ice.
6.) Add vodka and orange juice.
7.) Shake and strain into glasses.
8.) Garnish with raspberries.

Thought of the Day:

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time."
-Betty Smith

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


PoetessWug said...

And it looks pretty too!!! :-)

Sherman Unkefer said...

Not just pretty but very enticing!