“Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.”
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.”
* 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
* Cocktail shaker
* 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."
Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!