Tag: adult beverage
Yes, yes, I am a slacker on blog posting, blah blah, whatever.
So I use the notes app on my
iPhone mobile smartphone quite often to store little tidbits I dont really have anywhere else to put. Movies I want to see, songs to download, recipes I have all the ingredients for on hand, costume design ideas, etc. Last year, when I was attending the locally famous Murder Mystery Party hosted by my friend and author Linda Sands, I met a lovely women named Robyn, who was making sangria to share. That act alone told me I would like her and we should be friends. The theme/setting for that particular party was Latin America, so sensibly sangria had to be invited!
While enjoying our yummy adult beverages and making conversation about our roles in the game, Robyn shared her wonderful recipe for the Skinny White Wine Sangria she was making with me. I quickly whipped out my phone, opened my Notes app, and jotted down her recipe. I think this recipe was from one of those Real Housewives bitches or something, but I don’t watch that crap on TV, so I’m not really sure. And if that is the case, I wouldn’t want to give them any credit anyway, so my friend Robyn is getting all the kudos here.
This recipe has been just sitting in my phone for nearly a year now (291 days to be exact, as my app is telling me). I didn’t really have anywhere else to put it. I suppose I could have emailed to myself, but why? My phone is always with me and often I use it in the kitchen for cooking anyway. What’s to gain from pulling it up via email verses from my Notes app? So today I had the idea today to actually SHARE this recipe on here, thus preserving it for prosperity and letting others enjoy it as well. I know, I can be a little dense about this blogging thing sometimes. Now I can clean it out of my Notes app, and my sense of organization will be satiated.
- Sweet White Wine (such as Bay Bridge)
- Tropicana Trop50 Orange Juice
- Welch’s Orange Pineapple Apple Juice
- Splash of Sprite
- A few Oranges and Lemons, sliced into rounds
- There’s not really any measurements with this, as it can be scaled to any size pitcher you want to mix it in.
- Start with a good portion of the wine as the base.
- Mix in ¼ to ½ as much by volume of the OJ and Fruit Juice to wine used. (If you started with 2 cups of wine, add ½ a cup each of each juice) 2:1 wine to juice ratio.
- Add enough Vodka to give it a little punch.
- Pour in a healthy splash of Sprite to give it some tingle.
- Garnish with Oranges and Lemons and even some pretty herbs, if handy (basil or mint for example).
Now you can pretend you don’t do this, but we wont believe you. Everyone, at some point in their lives, has licked the cake batter of the spoon/spatula/mixer attachment and savored that sweet primordial concoction of raw ingredients mixed together. (Yes, yes, uncooked eggs may cause salmonella, blah blah). I freely admit, I still do this anytime I am making a dessert batter.
By the recent surge in availability and popularity of cake batter flavored treats, I think I am not alone in my spoon lickin’ ways. Cake Batter Ice Cream, Birthday Cake flavor Milkshakes, and Cake Flavored Vodka, are just a few options now available to satisfy your sweet-tooth. When I happened across these Cake Batter Martinis by How Sweet It Is, not only was my eye delighted by the colorful sprinkles, but my mouth watered a little bit at the thought of drinking this sweet solution.
Cake Batter Martinis
makes a single serving, is easily multiplied
1 ounce amaretto
1 1/2 ounces Pinnacle whipped cream vodka
1 1/2 ounces creme de cacao
1/2 ounce Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce heavy cream
assorted sprinkles (nonpareils work best)
Using your finger, coat the rim of your glass with frosting – make sure not to miss any spots! Dump sprinkles on a plate and press glass rim into sprinkles, pressing to adhere. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into glass and drink!
There is already a trip to the liquor store in the near future in my plans (got to stock up for Dragon*con next weekend), and after seeing this, I think I’ll be adding a few more things to my list!