Lordy, y'all like to drink. We've only had our "Summer Cocktail Contest" going for a little over a day - and my inbox smells of alcohol in the best way! If you want more information on the contest - check HERE - and if you're looking for a way to relax and slide into the weekend - here are a few of the options that I've received since yesterday morning -
The "Skip and Go Naked"
In a blender combine . . .
2) One lite beer
3) 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Vodka
(depending on how quickly you want to be naked!)
4) Lemonade (Megan prefers pink lemonade)
5. Blend and enjoy!
The "Sazerac Cocktail"
from Carol in Louisiana
1 cube of sugar
1 1/2 onces of Sazerac Rye Whiskey
1/4 onces Absinthe
3 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters
1) Pack an Old-Fashion glass with ice.
2) In a second Old-Fashion glass, place the sugar cube
and add the Peychaud's Bitters to it and crush the sugar cube.
3) Add the Sazerac Rye Whiskey to the second glass.
4) Empty the ice fro the first glass, and coat it with Absinthe, discarding the rest
5) Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass
and garnish with lemon peel.
The classic "Gin & Tonic"
The "Kentucky Mule"
1-1/2 ounces bourbon1/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice1 ounce Ginger Simple Syrup (recipe follows~good stuff~I make homemade ginger ale with this)3 ounces club soda or ginger beera lime wheel for garnish1 thin slice of fresh ginger for garnishFill a rocks glass with ice. Pour the bourbon, lime juice, and simple syrup into the glass. Add the club soda and stir gently. Garnish and serve immediately.Ginger Simple Syrup(makes 1-1/2 cups)1 cup water1 cup granulated sugara 3-ounce piece of ginger, choppedIn a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and ginger and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Turn off the heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain and allow the syrup to cool. Keeps in an airtight container for months in the refrigerator. (you can drizzle over vanilla ice cream, too)
The "Jamaican Firefly"