Coming to you from somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico! Zinging into Spring now that the roar of winter is behind us (we hope). Time to imbibe in those lightly flavored spring/summer adult beverages. This was the “house drink” last week at one of Tena’s fab and fun parties. Ask and you shall receive…she shared the recipe with me so we can all enjoy this fun cocktail. That crazy sister-in-law of mine has me on a ship somewhere in the Caribbean sipping something akin, this very second! Later mates! *Note that I use the less refined Triple Sec here as it is void of color. Typically I prefer Cointreau in a cocktail, but it’s inherent amber color alters the “pink of the drink”.
1 cup vodka
1 cup strawberry/cranberry juice (pink)
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1/4 cup simple syrup
Mix all together in pitcher.
Freeze 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
Take out and allow to thaw a bit until slushy.
Pour into glasses.
Garnish with a lime slice or a mint leaf.
Makes 6 to 8 glasses depending on your glass of choice.
*This is wonderful made by large pitchers full a couple of days prior to an event.
It is typically consumed quite fervently!