Friday, July 30, 2010

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - REDHEAD IN BED


Apologies to Steve if I am late with this Friday's cocktail. I got the impression you were starting "pretty" early today?????
Another refreshing summer time drink that incorporates fresh seasonal strawberries....
This makes about 10 drinks so hold on to your hats!!!!!!
Ingredients:
3 lbs strawberries cleaned and coarsely chopped
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup + 2 Tbl citrus VODKA
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Ice
1/3 cup chilled Riesling
In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the sugar and let stand, stirring occasionally until the strawberries release their juices - about 10 minutes......
(Have a glass of the Riesling while you wait)
In a blender, combine half each of the strawberries and their juices, the vodka and lime juice with with 1 cup of ice and puree. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat with remaining strawberries and juices, vodka and lime juice with another cup of ice. If you have an industrial blender or food processor or are just making a smaller batch there is no need to divide.
Fill 10 collins size glasses (slightly smaller than a pint glass) halfway with ice. Pour the drink into the glasses. Top each with a 1/2 Tbl Riesling and serve.
Sounds super sweet, but the citrus vodka and lime even things out!
Happy Weekend....My kids are coming to visit - HURRAY!!!!
ENJOY!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Julie...just in time for the weekend.

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