It’s the “freakin’ weekend; baby i’m about to have me some fun!” (Thanks R. Kelly for being a bit R. Rated!) Happy Friday Everyone. It’s a BIG weekend in the collegiate basketball world. So don’t wait for summer to enjoy this berry cocktail. You’re going to muddle the berries and mix them with vodka anyway, so they don’t need to be at their summertime freshest! Enjoy in good health, my friends. It’s beautiful, right?
2 oz Cointreau
1 oz vodka
5 mint leaves
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
3 to 4 oz club soda
Muddle berries and mint in bottom of short cocktail glass.
Add crushed ice to rim.
Add Cointreau, lime juice, and top up with club soda.
Garnish with additional berries and mint.
I mean, honestly, this is adult Capri Sun. Only you don’t need to puncture any pouch with a straw. Just sip along for a fun ride. Ummmm.
1 1/2 oz Strawberry Vodka
Wedge of lime
Club soda to top up
Fill lowball glass with ice.
Squeeze in lime juice.
Top up glass with club soda.
Drop in lime wedge.
It is S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y! And with fresh mint growing as fast as the garden weeds, I am just hunting daily for ways to use it. This is one of my favorites. Cheers!
3/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves
1 cup fresh lime juice (6 limes)
2/3 cup simple syrup
1 1/2 cup rum
3 cups club soda
Muddle mint in bottom of pitcher.
Pour in lime juice, simple syrup, and rum.
Fill glasses with crushed ice.
Pour rum mixture filling glasses 2/3 full.
Top with club soda and stir.
Makes 6 to 8 servings, depending on how much club soda you use!