Held in our backyard
Ok, so not necessarily a 'big' deal as we've hosted large groups before, but this time around is a tad different in that it will be a little more formal.
As in: tents, chairs, tables, linens, food warmers and so on.
We are making most of the food ourselves with a few shortcuts (which I think maybe I should do a post on this soon!) ... and opted to do beer, wine and sangria with a pre-party toast for close friends and family (Dom Perignon for $93 on clearance at Walmart Liquor Store, of all places!). Then Princess was like, well, maybe we should have ONE signature drink ... so fine, this is what we are having, my little Princess. I've been gathering up gallon water jugs for the past few months to make the sangria but now need to set a few of the jugs aside to premake these!
Now you know, I make these fairly often with Ciroc because that vodka is grain free and if you have issues with inflammation, then grains could be an issue for you. BUT I am not 100% grain free at this time so back to the Stoli it is!
Originally, I had these pegged as a refreshing, summertime drink, but you know what? They've floated my boat just fine through the South Florida winter months ;-)
I am not usually one to be using a martini glass, simply due to the spill factor ... but yes, I do occasionally. Someday's I just want to be *special*.
Most times, I use a rock glass. Great for making a toast and for putting the glass down quickly while laughing, which, if you get a small group of girlfriends drinking these, you will be!
And then, of course, during a BBQ/Pool Party ... you gotta bring out the Solo Cups ... and everyone sing the song now! Red Solo Cup, I fill you up ...
Ok, are you ready for a super yummy, lip smacking adult beverage?
Peach Vodka (I am a firm believer that you need to buy a better brand, not the Gordon stuff or something of that class ... if you are prone to headaches, do buy the good stuff, PLEASE!) I've switched to Circoc because I'm trying to avoid grains (hence, beer really SHOULD be off limits ... another post on Angry Orchard is coming soon)
Pink Grapefruit Juice ... I buy the refrigerated stuff, and yes, I spend a little more money on this too
Cranberry Juice ... prefer you NOT use the Cranberry Juice COCKTAIL stuff but the real juicy juice stuff!
Fill your glass with ice. Add vodka to desired amount (about 1/3). Pour almost to top with grapefruit juice and add a splash of cranberry. Give a quick stir, make a toast and sip!
Lick your lips, lean towards your girlfriend (or Hubby!) and say "We've got a Winner!"
As always, please drink responsibly which means, do NOT drink and drive, please!