Looking to finish off my organic lemonade, I searched Drinksmixer.com for that ingredient. Many of them were pretty awful sounding, but a couple appealed to me, and I ended up making on of them:
- 1 1/4 oz. citron vodka (I used Three Olives)
- 1/2 oz orange curaçao (my Curaçao of Curaçao, of course)
- 4 oz. lemonade
- 1 tbsp. pureed strawberries
Blend with ice until smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.
I got to use my hand blender again, this time the little food processing attachment. And once again, it worked like a charm! As Rhiannon is absolutely wild about strawberries, we always have them in the house. And this made a very nice, refreshing cocktail. I could really see mixing up a big vat of this and sipping it out on the veranda. Well, if we had a veranda, that is. In our case, the deck will just have to do.
- 2 oz Scotch whisky (Dewars White Label)
- 1/2 oz creme de cassis (Gabriel Boudier)
- 4 dashes orange bitters
Shake well with cracked ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Not a bad cocktail. It had a very interesting effect on the palette. At first taste, the cassis was pretty overwhelming. But as it went down, you could begin to tastes the Dewars and, even more strongly, smell it for some reason. I liked it, although I might cut back a tad on the cassis next time.
Then we played three more levels of Serious Sam 2. Yup, three whole levels! Only like 19 (!) more to go - ouch! At three levels a night, we still have 2 months of playing this. Again, no time for movie watching - we're Serious now!